Jeb Dunnuck 98
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve checks in as 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot that was aged 15 months in new barrels. It s another seamless, incredibly pure, focused expression of this variety that will stand up to any Cabernet out there. Lots of creme de cassis, lead pencil, sweet tobacco, and chalky minerality all flow to a full-bodied red with ultra-fine tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It s going to benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age, and I suspect it won t hit its early stages of maturity until after a solid decade.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2040
Saturated ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, pipe tobacco and mocha are complemented by a suave floral topnote. Supple, concentrated and appealingly sweet, offering palate-staining black currant, cherry cola, vanilla and baking spice flavors underscored by a smoky mineral quality. At once rich and energetic, finishing very long and precise, with solid thrust, mounting tannins and lingering florality.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2035
Robert Parker 97
Blended with 5% Petit Verdot and matured in 80% new oak, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is ultra classy and very well-structured. Deep ruby-purple, it offers very pure black and red currants, licorice, dried roses and bouquet garni aromas, underpinned by subtle nuances of graphite and youthful oak spices. The medium-bodied palate boasts melting, chocolate-textured tannins, fresh acidity and notable fruit intensity, finishing very long and mineral-driven. This alluring, balanced Cabernet Sauvignon has a long life ahead in bottle.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040
James Suckling 96
Lots of black ink, blueberries, blackberries and pine needles on the nose. Full-bodied and creamy with loads of fruit and velvety tannins. Pure fruit. This is very solid. Round tannins with a fresh undertone. 95% cabernet sauvignon and 5% petite verdot. This needs three to five years of softening. Try after 2027.