• RichardP wrote: 93 points

    April 15, 2019 - This has a distinctive floral note on the nose; possibly lavender? The same note is present on the palate, along with blueberries and currant, with notes of savory spice and moderate smooth tannins on the medium to long finish. This is excellent and distinctive, and it has room to improve. It's a good value at about $75.

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  • Mascarello59 Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 3, 2019 - Initially a lot of oak impression but this fades a bit. Blackberry and other dark fruit with a certain sweetness on the nose. Much more structured on the palate with very good acidity and fine tannin. Aromas and mouthfeel seems to belong to different wines though. To me the mouth impression is a lot better than what the nose signals. Very likeable and approachable with good prospects.

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  • Slaz Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 27, 2019 - Still young (as expected), I recommend decanting for at least an hour. Lots of energy and balanced elegance, with notes of cassis, red berries, some tobacco, and indian spices; all layered in subtle ways. This is a non-typical Napa Cab that I wish was more common and dominant (not any time soon, I fear). Has a long life ahead, I'm glad to have 10 more bottles.

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  • Griffeyfan04 Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 22, 2018 - Very classic old world with a mix of new world. Not as closed and tannic as I expected but surely a nice long lived wine

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  • jdcarucci Likes this wine:

    November 17, 2018 - From 375, needs about 30 minutes of air to really begin to show its stuff. Long life ahead.

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  • Hank305 wrote:

    October 31, 2018 - Phenomenal! This Cabernet Sauvignon was amazing. PnP out of a half bottle and it was singing. Extremely elegant. Dark red fruit, light black fruit, beautiful and smooth tannins. The half bottle went too quickly! Would purchase and drink again. Shared with a friend for his birthday. He loves Napa Valley Cabernet and was thoroughly impressed.

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  • MartyL wrote: 92 points

    October 28, 2018 - Elegant cab aromas—Cassis, a little lead pencil and just a hint of tobacco leaf. Medium bodied and lithe on the palate. Great stuff.

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  • GJVines Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 28, 2018 - PnP of a half-bottle after a not-so-good work day. Quick pass through aerator, a swirl, then a sip. Very nice nose and good mouthfeel, but needed more time to come together. Predominate taste on first sips was alcohol, but after only 10 minutes got much nicer. By the second glass, pretty darn good. I think I'll enjoy it much more with more cellar time and better drinking treatment.

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  • pwbest wrote: 92 points

    April 1, 2018 - An interesting combination of dark fruits, indicating longer hang fully ripe fruit, earthy notes and smoky oak. However the acidity is quite high and for me a little out of balance.

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  • Tourbuss61 Likes this wine:

    March 28, 2018 - Opened and let breath for 90 minutes. Nose- very complex. Very floral and some spice. I picked up notes of violets, thyme, and black fruit. Palate- cherries, plums, and blackberries. Finish- medium plus. Lots of dark fruit. With a lot of air this is great right now. I'm sure it will be amazing in the future.

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