The 2016 reminds
Cathy of the 2014 with the volume turned up a bit. Redolentwith bright red
currant, blueberry, tart cherry and darker plums, cassis andblackberry fruit,
it is wildly complex. The fruit aromatics are complexed by baking spices and
floral notes including dried rose petals and violets. Varietal dried herbs add
yet another dimension. An alluring yin of minerality and snappy natural acidity
play off against the yang of a broad, luscious mouth feel.
Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2019
points Wine Enthusiast
spite of a lightness to the palate weight, this is no doubt a serious wine.
It's complex and integrated, with intriguing aspects of leather, earth and
truffle. Soft and supple, it shows flavors of clove, tart red raspberry and
cassis, and is deliciously memorable in every way. Enjoy 2026–2036.
93 points James Suckling
has a great cassis and sour-cherry nose with hints of lilacs, wet stones and
licorice. Quite powerful, but restrained and elegant, this medium-bodied Napa
cab has impeccable balance with a very long, clean and dry finish that pulls
you back to the glass for more. A great food-wine with just 13.1 per cent
points Wine Spectator
in feel, with red currant, raspberry and damson plum fruit, laced with floral
hints and backed by a subtle mineral edge on the finish. Offers a pure,
streamlined character. Well done. Drink now through 2033.
points Jeb Dunnuck
value-priced effort is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, all from St. Helena and
brought up in barrel. This classic effort has lots of cassis, leafy herbs, some
damp earth, and sappy spring flower aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied,
beautifully balanced, and downright elegant, it's not a powerhouse, yet has
terrific purity, balance, and length. I'd happily drink bottles over the coming
decade or more.