Lerner Project 18 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

Lerner Project 18 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

Lerner Project 18 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

Brand: Lerner Project 18

The Lerner Project 18 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon stands out as a remarkable expression of Napa Valley’s terroir, representing the perfect blend of tradition and innovation in winemaking. My encounter with this wine was nothing short of captivating, revealing layers of complexity and a depth that spoke volumes about the meticulous care and expertise involved in its creation. This vintage embodies the essence of Lerner’s vision, delivering a profound sensory experience that resonates long after the last sip.


  • Moderate Acidity: Balanced, providing enough acidity to offer freshness and structure without being overly tart.
  • Full-Bodied: Rich and weighty, the wine’s body offers a substantial presence that fills the mouth with a luxurious texture.
  • Medium Tannins: Smooth and well-integrated tannins provide a balanced structure, giving the wine a velvety mouthfeel without overwhelming astringency.
  • Long Finish: The flavors persist on the palate, allowing you to savor the intricate blend of notes for an extended period, typically over 30 seconds.
  • Aroma: The nose is greeted with an enticing bouquet of blackberries, dark cherries, and a hint of vanilla, interwoven with subtle oak and earthy undertones.
  • Tastes Like: The palate is a harmonious blend of ripe black fruits, such as plums and blackberries, complemented by layers of cocoa, tobacco, and a touch of spice.


Pairs with: Lerner Project 18 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, with its robust, fruity, and complex profile, pairs exceptionally well with a variety of dishes, elevating the dining experience. Here are some expanded suggestions:

  • Steak: A perfectly grilled ribeye or filet mignon complements the wine’s rich body and enhances its dark fruit and spice notes. We had a nice Porterhouse for this wine.
  • Lamb: Herb-crusted lamb chops or a slow-cooked lamb shank bring out the wine’s earthy undertones and create a symphony of flavors.
  • Aged Cheeses: The wine’s complexity and acidity make it a great match for aged cheeses like Gouda, Cheddar, or Pecorino, balancing the richness and enhancing the savory flavors.
  • Mushroom Dishes: Mushroom risotto, grilled portobello mushrooms, or a wild mushroom pasta dish pair beautifully with the wine’s earthy notes and deep fruit flavors.
  • Pasta Dishes: Complement tomato-based pasta dishes like spaghetti Bolognese, or richer dishes like lasagna or beef ragù.
  • Chocolate Desserts: Dark chocolate truffles or a flourless chocolate cake can complement the wine’s cocoa notes, creating a delightful dessert pairing.


  • Vintage: 2019
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region: Napa Valley, California
  • Country: USA
  • ABV: 15.2%
  • Price & Store: $119.99 Marché Bacchus Restaurant wine shop, Las Vegas
  • Occasion: VersatileIdeal for special occasions and celebrations, but versatile enough to be enjoyed at a sophisticated dinner or casual gathering. We had for Father’s Day this year.

Conclusion: Lerner Project 18 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

  • The Lerner Project 18 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a testament to the artistry and dedication of its winemakers. It offers a rich, immersive experience that captures the essence of Napa Valley’s renowned terroir. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a meal, this wine provides a memorable journey through its complex flavors and aromas. I rated this with a score of 97, because it’s a memorable choice that promises to impress even the most discerning wine enthusiasts. From the very first sniff of the aroma, I was sucked in with the amazing qualities of a beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon. It paired perfectly with the Porterhouse steaks we had with a medley of sliced portobello/shiitake mushrooms in a garlic sauce for Father’s Day this year.

Vino-Rater Score: 97

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95 – 100 Points: Memorable and world-class, these wines leave you in awe from the very first sip.

90-94 Points: Outstanding and enticing, these wines invite you to savor every glass.

85-89 points: Wines that are good but missing something.

80-84 points: Average wines that leave room for improvement in today’s competitive market.

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