(From 2011 Vintage) From a wonderfully abundant vintage with exceptional quality, this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of all five Bordeaux varietals carefully selected from 20+ vineyards across the Napa Valley. With great complexity, our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of fresh boysenberry, blackberry pie, Bing cherry, and cocoa-dusted chocolate berry truffle, all integrated with the spicy sweetness of oak, cedar, cinnamon, clove and a hint of black pepper. With dark cherry and berry flavors from start to finish, this Cabernet is full-bodied, rich and opulent.
Dark ruby in color the aromas of dark fruit like black cherry currant plum and blackberry exude with hints of rose petals and dried cranberries. The pleasant integration of oak and fruit describe a bouquet of aromatic cedar clove cinnamon and dark chocolate. Great mouth feel and balance; black cherry blackberry and currant flavors dominate. Cedar spice chocolate and espresso plus layers of dark fruit flavors blend into a long clean finish.
Wine Spectator(From 1986 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/90
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2001 Vintage) 13% Merlot; 7% Cabernet Franc; 4% Petit Verdot. While we find no fault with this bottling's very proper varietal themes of cherries, oak and herbs, the one wants for more volume, more range and more overall intensity to be much more than a clean but somewhat hollowed-out wine.
Wine Advocate(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97