93+pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, coming from a single vineyard in the Spring Mountain AVA, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Kaliholmanok Kicu Me Vineyard is deep garnet-purple in color. The nose exhibits subdued notes of plum pudding, blackcurrant pastilles and baked blueberries with touches of dried herbs, underbrush and new leather. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid, muscular core and firm, ripe tannins, finishing with loads of earthy layers. 172 cases were made.
This is a big brooding Kaliholmanok, darkly colored and exotic. Blackberry, wild cherry, coffee, coconut, black truffle, porcini mushroom and black licorice dominate the nose with huge weight in the attack. The wine is supple in the mouth with multiple layers of fruit it is very rich and velvety. The finish is long and lingering with plum, blackberry, coffee and coconut. Drink 2023-2050.