August 26, 2020 - A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, blackberry, licorice and spices on long finish, short decant, a great wine. www.winelx.com
August 6, 2020 - Decanted for 1hr. Clear purple with no bricking. Opened up quickly with rich and earthy nose. Palate was subtle, but with a nice variety of purple and blue fruit notes, with a little leather at the finish. Fully integrated tannins. Smooth medium finish. Holding up well... but maybe as good as it gets (which was very very good!)
Was a great wine to introduce new wine drinkers to Cabernet.
July 29, 2020 - Mix of boysenberry, blackberry, cassis, earth, and a hint of tar on the nose. Cedar, oak, spice and cocoa also appear on the palate. Rich, ripe fruit with racy acidity and surprising freshness. Medium to full body with a firm structure and long finish. I've had one or more bottles per year since 2010 and this is as good as any of them. Surprisingly, not a hint of age.
July 26, 2020 - Very nice standard bouquet of Cabernet, with good acidity. Medium body. Balanced. Completely mature and delicious. Considering the vintage, they have done a very good job. Don't keep it longer.
July 17, 2020 - Everyone loved this wine. It was so much better than even the 750 we have had before. We have been saving this 9L bottle for a while and had it with dinner on our 50th Anniversary. We drank most of the bottle (10 of the 12 bottles). I poured the rest into two empty 750s and corked them. Finished it off during the next three days.
July 16, 2020 - Very tasty. Smooth, lots of fruit for 14 year old California cab.
March 29, 2020 - It's been a couple of years since the last bottle was opened, but this first-rate California cabernet still delivers, and is drinking very well. Full fruit, tobacco, tar and spice flavors, with a touch of oak. Consistent with the high wine making standards at CVV.
March 28, 2020 - Still fantastic as it's always been. Wish I had a lot more of these. Tasty from the first sniff to the last sip. Round red fruits, very polished and elegant. It's so elegant it almost borders on Pinot noir characteristics. Just fantastic!
February 17, 2020 - Three of us enjoyed it for sipping! Smooth, lots of fruit and really good. Hadn’t tried it since tasting before purchase several years ago.
February 2, 2020 - Tasted at a friend’s house. Dark saturated garnet purple color. Nose has noticeable oak influence but it seems more integrated than I expected and isn’t out of balance. Big black fruited flavor with some vanilla, chocolate and tobacco. You can’t call this a subtle or elegant wine but it was attractive for the style which isn’t always my favorite.