(2009 Vintage) This is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon with aromatics of blackberry, plum and black cherries intertwined with characteristics of chocolate covered espresso beans and licorice. The wine covers the palate with concentrated, balanced tannins and a long, silky finish.
A great value here. It's better than most wines that are double the price. Opened one last week and it was sensational.
Fairly typical napa cab but all in a good way. Nice fruit with good balance. Holds up with red meat well.
Smoother than Neal...Another Outstanding Cab
great bottle with State Auto at Soaring Eagle
Deep purple, Skol Vikings.
Very good, nice finish
3 bottles left
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2002 Vintage) From first sniff to finish, this head-turning young wine is nothing less than a classic expression of all that is best in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Its juicy, concentrated aromas are rich in cassis and plentiful sweet oak while finding highlights of mineral and black soil terroir, and its very deep, keenly fruited flavors follow suit. Despite a bit of tannic hardness that is entirely in keeping with its varietal and age, the wine is wonderfully well-balanced and offers plenty of promise for...
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) "A rich, dense and deeply concentrated young Cabernet, with layers of currant, plum, spice, cedar and blueberry notes that are tightly focused and supported by firm, ripe tannins."
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Robert Parker(2002 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06