(2010 Vintage) The fruit for this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested between October 9 and 23, from vineyards in Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain District and Saint Helena AVAs in the Napa Valley. The grape clusters were selectively hand-harvested, then each cluster was again inspected for perfection.
WS 92 points: A big, rich, hearty mouthful of Cabernet, but not without its measure of elegance and refinement, offering ripe, plump, sumptuous layers of blackberry, black cherry, currant, sage and spice. Keeps a tight focus through the long, persistent finish. Winemaker's Notes: This ultra-ripe Cabernet displays a rich tapestry of its multi-faceted origins. Juicy black cherry and raspberry notes from Oakville and Rutherford dominate the aromas, as Spring Mountain’s trademark purple plum, mocha, and sweet black olive notes add complexity. Coombsville offers a spicy note and its deep, inky-purple color. Structurally, while the wine shows the density of hillside fruit from Mt. Veeder and Spring Mountain, it is further strengthened by the density of fruit from Rutherford, Oakville, and Coombsville. One of our richest offerings to date; the wine will age well for at least 10 years, yet offers a velvety texture that finishes with a juicy sweetness when enjoyed at release.
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/06