“As to the Cabernets, these are all terrific, with the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon offering textbook, ripe black fruits, toasty oak, chocolate, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. This full-bodied, incredibly satisfying, powerful Cabernet exemplifies the vintage’s fresh, nicely balanced style. It’s going to keep for 15 years.” -Jeb Dunnuck
“A crowd pleaser style, this red is ripe and focused, with very lush blackberry compote, cassis and plum purée notes streaming through, underscored with black licorice on the fleshy and liberally toasted finish. Drink now through 2028.” -Wine Spectator
CG91 Connoisseurs’ Guide
The richness and sheer fruity depth inherent in good, Napa Valley Cabernet is on full display here, and, even if pushing the limits of full ripeness, this ample wine draws back from the brink. It is mouthfilling stuff, to be sure, but it carries its richness capably in an extracted, well-structured, very expressive package, and it has all of the right pieces in all of the right places to age famously. and improve for years. Put it away in a quiet corner of the cellar and let it sit undisturbed for six to ten years with full faith in its even longer-term future.