(From «nv» Vintage) The final blend for our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable in its youth, with a soft texture and notable finesse, but also has the strength to carry forward for a decade or longer.
A classic Cabernet Sauvignon that is blended with Merlot to add complexity and round out the mid-palate, this is a layered, mouth-filling wine with ripe, integrated tannins and a fine-grained finish. Dark aromas of toffee, hickory, bacon, cedar and smoke are contrasted by vibrant elements of red currant and spearmint. On the palate, black currant and blueberry flavors dominate, underscored by notes of earth and oak.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine(From 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(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/02
Wine Advocate(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 141 on Jun-02
Robert Parker(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Dec-06