(From 2012 Vintage) Our Estate Cabernet is a distinct reflection of our hillside, with hallmark flavors of red and black fruits, tobacco and mint. The weather and growing season impart distinctive impressions each vintage. The Estate Cabernet is approachable at release, and evolves elegantly with extended cellaring.
The 1997 vintage was an outstanding one producing fully ripe, deeply colored and concentrated wines. This cabernet shows off full dark ruby color and aromas of ripe berry, black current and cassis coming from fully ripe fruit. Hints of black olive add to the sweet french oak accents. In the mouth, the fruit is almost explosive in its intensity and purity. This is a big, elegantly styled wine with richness and balance at the same time. Can be enjoyed upon release or held for further aging.
Wine Advocate(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/04
Wine Advocate(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: (92-96) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
Wine Spectator(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/03
Robert Parker(From 1999 Vintage)