96 Points - Chris Sawyer "Sommelier to the Stars"
Atlas Peak, Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder fruit, with Napa Valley character in each sip. A gem for the price! Will develop even more silkiness when aged to perfection. Ready to drink now, and will easily cellar for another 7-10 years, if you can wait that long.
VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
WINEMAKER: Michael Quinn
Rich, dark black fruits, blueberries, blackberry bon bons, cassis, fragrant violets, tobacco leaf, and baking spices. Long, plush tannins alongside its dense fruit character. The palate delivers baked berry crisp, black and red fruits, toasted walnuts, brioche and cedar on the finish.
Deep garnet-purple color with enticing and fragrant with notes of blackberry pie, Bourbon soaked maraschino cherries, Madagascar vanilla bean, mission figs, graphite, candied walnut, and cedar. Its palate provides big, round chewy tannins, stewed black plums, brambly black fruit, toasted nuts, char, and a touch of dark roast coffee.
Black cherry cordial, fresh blackberries, strawberry rhubarb pie, mocha, cedar, dark chocolate, and a hint of graphite on the nose. The palate is bursting with mixed berry compote, blackberry jam, cacao bean, and toasted walnuts on the finish. This wine has great texture that ultimately finishes with round, silky smooth tannins.