(2007 Vintage) This wine intentionally displays the dark and masculine side of what Cabernet can do on our property. Aromas of crushed black fruits, wet stone, iron, and meat dominate. Later those of toasted coconut and crème brulée emerge. It is super-thick, sweet, juicy, and very long on the palate a lurking monster of a wine.
Wine Enthusiast(2006 Vintage) Here’s one for the cellar, guaranteed. It shows all the classic hallmarks of an ageworthy Napa Cabernet. Dry, tannic and closed, with massively concentrated blackberry and cassis flavors, and a firm grounding of minerals. Very fine and complex, very impressive. Hold for at least six years, and should develop in the bottle for far longer. S.H. (2/1/2011) — 95