(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.
The product of a near-perfect growing season, this is one of the most complex and mouthfilling renditions of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to date. Blended to showcase the rich diversity of great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings together grapes from some of the valley’s most acclaimed winegrowing appellations and includes a mix of mountain and valley floor fruit. Aromas of ripe currant, spearmint, marzipan and tobacco lead to intense flavors of blackberry and black cherry, all supported by a subtle framework of French oak, which adds nuance, depth and dimension to the finish.
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