95 Points Wine Advocate, December 2015
“An absolutely brilliant Cabernet Sauvignon from southern Napa Valley and the Oak Knoll area, this 2013 tips the scales at 15% alcohol. It has a dense purple color, a gorgeous nose of crème de cassis, graphite, blackberry and a touch of oak and a full-bodied, opulent, voluptuous texture, great purity and a stunning finish. This is sensational stuff and a terrific 2013. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.” - Robert Parker
The 2013 is massive and rich, yet restrained. The color is deep and black and the nose is powerful and bold with explosive notes of chocolate, espresso, cherry reduction, raspberry preserves and overripe plum. There is a delightful cherry-drop in the heart of this wine. Like the jammy fruit center of a jelly doughnut, a very dense, bold and velvety red fruit flavor emerges as a delicious surprise. Flavors of cherry candy, blackberry, cassis, dried currant and espresso bean flood the mouth to find every last taste bud on the palate. The oak is rich and the mouthfeel is lavish. Firm tannins and a distinct sense of terroir create a sensational, well-rounded finish.
Soil Type: Coombs Silty Loam
June 23, 2015