The wine is brimming with fruit aromas and flavors biased to the black fruit end of the Cabernet spectrum: plums, blackberry, and black currant. Rich and full- bodied on the palate, this Cabernet drinks well on release but will soften and develop with additional age. For those who seek youthful fresh Cabernet fruit aromas and a more structured wine, drink it from 2022 through 2026. If you prefer the less fruity, more developed bottle bouquet aromas and a softer, more velvety wine on the palate, drink it from 2027-2037. - Winemaker Notes
92 points - Wine Enthusiast
"This full-bodied, concen- trated wine emphasizes toasted-oak aromas and flavors. These are amply backed with black plums, black olives and mulled cherries that smooth the sandy edges of the moderately tannic texture."
91 points - James Suckling
"Spiced cocoa beans, red chili pepper and creamy blackberries. Medium body and supple with flavorful currants and blackberries on the palate. Quite welcoming. Drink now"
91 points - Wine Spectator
"A juicy, fan-friendly wine, with a flash of mint giving way to brambly raspberry and boysenberry pâte de fruit notes, which are backed by a snap of red licorice on the finish. A light sassafras note peeks in, too."