The Wine Independent 93
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, and 1% Malbec. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with bold notions of creme de cassis, baked plums, and black cherry preserves, plus suggestions of licorice, cast-iron pan, and charcuterie, with a touch of roses. The full-bodied palate is packed with black fruit preserves and loads of spicy accents, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2038
Ripe and concentrated on the nose, smells full. Gorgeous texture and overall impression in the mouth. I love the sticky liquorice aspect to the black cherries, blackcurrants and plum fruit, it’s not spicy so much as in piquant but the hints of cinnamon and tobacco leaf give that added complexity and edge to the concentrated fruit. It’s a bold style, but I like the sweetness and the acidity keeping it lifted. It’s a joyful expression, easy to drink. Rich and round but not heavy, there really is nothing not to like here. Amazing for the price! 1% Malbec completes the blend. Ageing 18 months in 48% new oak (58% French, 42% American) and 52% older French and American oak barrels before bottling.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2032
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is absolutely gorgeous. Succulent red cherry, red plum, mocha, spice and leather are front and center. Soft contours and silky plush tannins give the 2019 its tremendous immediacy and overall appeal. The 2019 is a superb wine in its peer group.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2034