Crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Buehler’s hillside estate vineyards and other mature low-yield Napa Valley Cabernet vineyards on the valley floor, this wine captures the spectrum of aromas, flavours, and textures that develop in Cabernet from different Napa Valley sites.
The wine was racked four times in the first year of aging to encourage aroma and tannin development, then aged for around a year and a half in French and American oak. The result is a quintessential Napa Cab: seamless, balanced, lush yet elegant. A real treat. The wine brims with black fruit aromas and flavours that will drink well on release. A decade or so in the cellar will yield a velvety texture, softened tannins, and a more nuanced nose and palate.
“This has blackberry-compote and cherry aromas with violets, too. The palate is a smooth, fresh and elegantly framed collection of ripe dark berries. Very approachable. Drink now. Synthetic cork.”
90 points, JamesSuckling.com, Jan 2020