This soft, easy-drinking Cabernet is a good introduction to the vintage, and while it will improve over the course of three to eight years, it is not a wine intended for long-term cellaring. Blend: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 3% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc.
James Suckling 91 - Lots of red-berry, chocolate and cedar character follows through to a medium body, round tannins and a savory finish. Drink now. Why wait?
Wine Spectator 90 - Pure, clean and graceful, very rich and well-structured, with a deep, layered core of currant, blackberry, mocha and underbrush, ending with a long, lingering aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2027. 5,700 cases made.