This newest vintage of The Mascot has just been released. The Mascot is a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that Will Harlan began in the 2008 vintage as a small project shared among the family, their winemaking team, and close friends. It is made from distinct hillside vineyards, specifically the younger vines of BOND, Harlan Estate, and Promontory. The Mascot shares a glimpse into the evolution of its parent estates: a youthful snapshot of their future. This 2018 is a good example of how great this vintage was for Napa Valley, and it reveals itself first in the “deep, brooding aromas of dark fruit, black tea, and herbal notes. The texture expands around a lifted structure, as powdery tannins gently resolve. This diffused, enigmatic softness is anchored on the mid-palate by a gratifying density, which prepares the senses for a flourish of hidden energy and vivid detail that illuminates the finish.” This is their best vintage to date and while it shows its potential with a quick decant, it will continue to evolve for years to come.