95 Points - Chris Sawyer "Sommelier to the Stars"
Decadent, sophisticated and age worthy. An outstanding offering from the 2019 vintage with more structure and beefiness than the 2018. Ready to drink now, and will easily cellar for another 7-10 years, if you can wait that long.
Grilled Rib Eye Steak · Lamb Sliders · Roast duck with a cherry reduction · Roasted Eggplant · Cheddar cheese · Flourless chocolate cake
2019 was a dream vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Napa Valley. Steady weather conditions and a long growing season allowed winemakers the luxury of letting pure fruit flavors fully develop before the clusters were picked. The end result is a brilliant series of stylish, well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon selections that are opulent and showy at first, becoming richer and more complex as flavors develop in the glass.
This vintage and commemorates the 25-Year Anniversary of the boutique Michael-Scott brand. This limited release is made with ultra-premium fruit grown in the historic winegrowing region of Calistoga in the Napa Valley.
VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Calistoga, Napa Valley
WINEMAKER: Michael Quinn
Deep garnet-purple in color, with notes of crushed blueberries, ripe, fresh blackberries and warm cassis plus hints of cherries, black olives, currants and a touch of black pepper. The full-bodied palate is chock full of crunchy black fruits, framed by ripe chewy tannins.
Aromas of fresh peach, Asian pear, citrus, and honeycomb to delight your senses. The flavors are just as complex with hints of Madagascar vanilla followed by fresh lemon, green apple, wildflower honey, stone fruit, and a touch of lavender. The rich, dense texture is balanced by its juicy acidity, leading to great minerality and a long, satisfying finish.
94 Points, Editors' Choice
Bold and berrylike, full-bodied and saturated with jammy blackberry and raspberry that coat the palate and give a luscious ripeness that keeps on giving. Notes of stewed plums, Morello cherries and raspberry pie and spice, wild thyme and hoisin. The palate is laden with red and black berry layers, supported by chewy tannins.