(From 2007 Vintage) Very rich and smooth. Aroma and taste of sweet blueberry and vanilla.And easy drinking, low tannins, cinnamon and brown sugar, black cherry, long finish.
(From 2010 Vintage) A wonderful lushness defines the 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, which displays an impactful spectrum of blue and black fruit aromas typical of each unique sub-appellation. On the palate, warm blackberry, dark blueberry and plum are interwoven with cassis and toasted barrel spices. This Cabernet Sauvignon is satisfyingly evolved in its young years, but showcases a rich texture and velvety, long tannins telling of the wine’s graceful aging potential. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Aged in French oak barrels (80% new) for 22 months.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesEffusively aromatic with an impressive measure of curranty fruit overlain with toasty oak, a touch of dried herbs and uniquely varietal glints of loamy earth and forest floor, this rich, plushly textured youngster is as complex in flavor as it is in smell, and it shows a sense of grace and a certain polish that are simply not the norms of 1998. More than a simple display of ripeness and expensive barrels, the wine keys on defined Cabernet character throughout, and its winemaker earns special kudo...
Wine AdvocateRating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00