(2004 Vintage) Our Estate Grown wines are blended using the best lots of our Estate ranches. In any given harvest we have 30 or more separate lots of Estate wine. With these vineyards, we harvest the grapes at natural maturity, going through vineyard sites several times, picking only the ripe fruit with each pass. The final blend for our Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable in its youth, with a soft texture and notable finesse, but also has the structure to carry forward for a decade or longer.This...
(2004 Vintage) "Rich and concentrated, with a tight, plush mix of currant, fresh earth, herb, anise and mocha, all tightly focused, deep and complex. Ends with a long, pure finish that keeps the fruit and oak at the center. Drink now through 2014." 90ptsJLThe 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine with a very smooth entry, excellent balance between oak and fruit, spicy tannins, and a lingering finish. The aroma is dominated by layers of blueberry, fig, and blackberry, accented by violet, spice, and a hint of bell pepper. The flavors are ripe with cassis, raspberry jam, blackberry, read more...toasted oak, and a touch of dried herbs on the finish. This is a california wine (hide)
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine(2006 Vintage) "Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine ( ) in the August 2010 issue. If arguably a slightly smaller scaled wine than its more opulent mates
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) "A bold, rich, massive expression of exuberant Cabernet, with layers of concentrated currant, blackberry, spice and wild berry flavors that offer a mix of power and finesse, easing up a bit on the finish, where the tannins are ripe and firm. Best from 2006 through 2012. 2,642 cases made."
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/02
Wine Advocate(1999 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 141 on Jun-02
Robert Parker(1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150