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Napa Valley Cabernet 2018: Top 10 producers and 10 wineries to watch

After an extensive tasting of more than 240 Napa Valley Cabernets, Matthew Luczy has selected 10 producers that impressed him the most, plus highlighted the best wineries or winemakers worth watching out for in the future.

Fresh from compiling the Decanter Napa Valley Cabernet vintage report for 2018 Matthew Luczy has pulled together a list of his top 10 producers and 10 wineries to watch based on the wines tasted.


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Individual AVA analysis and top-scoring wines:

Calistoga, Coombsville, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, Oakville, Rutherford, St Helena, Stags Leap District


Unsurprisingly the producers behind Luczy’s two wines of the year – Corison and Kapcsándy – top his ‘best producers’ list alongside a host of wineries from across Napa’s varied AVAs.


Napa Cabernet 2018: Wines from the top 10 producers and 10 wineries to watch


See also

Decanter Premium Collector’s Guide: Napa Valley 

The rise of US urban wineries

California Cabernet 2016: Panel tasting results

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