This is a radiant Cabernet. Each release, this wine marries fruit from the winery’s estate properties on Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder. It’s classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, capturing the essence of the vintage with its lively bouquet of violets, sandalwood, wild plum, and kirsch. The palate is dense and focused with integrated tannins and layers of boysenberry, crème de cassis, bittersweet chocolate, and tobacco. This is a wine that immediately impresses and will have a long life in the cellar.
“Aromas of berry, currant and dark chocolate follow through to a medium to full body, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Solid, cool structure. Give it two or three years to soften.”
93 points, JamesSuckling.com, Dec 2017
“Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has an enticing earthy/meaty/savoury nose with a baked plums and crème de cassis core over chargrill and garrigue hints plus a waft of tapenade. The full-bodied palate is relatively restrained and earthy in nature, featuring muscular fruit and firm, chewy tannins, finishing on a lingering mineral note.”
92+ points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Oct 2017