(From 2010 Vintage) This is, as always, a gorgeous wine, rich, balanced and delicious. It shows classic Napa Valley ripeness, with blackberry jam, plum, dark chocolate and sweet oak flavors. Plush and velvety doesn’t begin to do it justice.
(From 2010 Vintage) The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is ultra-concentrated both in the nose and on the palate with aromas of blueberry, dark plum and Black Mission fig followed by cardamom, nutmeg, graphite, tobacco and vanilla bean. The sweet tannins are intertwined with flavors of anise, caramel cream, spicy black pepper and crushed blackberries, contributing to the long, lush finish.
DecanterRating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Crunchy blackcurrants, slightly leafy, roasted coffee beans; jammy blackberry, smoky oak but balanced, good fresh acidity. Drink 2009-12.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Apr-06.