This outstanding 2018 Red comes from FUTO’s two estate vineyards- their Oakville west bench vineyard and their property on the east bench of Stags Leap District. As winemaker and vineyard manager, Jason Exposto explains, “Seamless and rich, the 2018 FUTO OV|SL boasts extraordinary purity and finesse. The flavors are deep and evenly layered throughout. Lavender, mint, violet, licorice, and blueberry notes grace the palate, while a host of sweet floral notes and exotic spices are fused into the eternal finish.” Jason has been working with Futo since their inaugural 2004 vintage while working with David Abreu to plant the Oakville vineyard. He then stayed on to become their assistant winemaker with Mark Aubert as the head winemaker and then assumed the role of full-time winemaker while also overseeing the farming. It is very rare that an estate winery of this caliber can have the same person to lead the charge of both arenas. This 2018 is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. 566 cases were produced.