96pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Red Blend is composed of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 22% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The nose offers vibrant berry scents with accents of charcuterie, mint chocolate, cigar wrapper, violets and pencil shavings aromas, and the palate is powerful but featherweight, silky and fresh with a very long, layered finish. I love this balance of ripe fruit, mineral nuance, aromatic purity and structural power. This has the potential to grow into even more of a beauty with some time in bottle. Rating: 96+
93pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Bordeaux Red Blend is based on 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 22% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot, all from Alexander Valley. Another inky-hued beauty from this talented winemaker, it offers loads of ripe black fruits, chocolate, baking spices, and licorice, full-bodied richness, a round, supple texture, and outstanding length. It's a rich, blockbuster-styled effort that pushes on the ripeness level yet stays balanced and light on its feet.
A stunning expression of our most complex Bordeaux blend, this wine is composed of one-third cabernet sauvignon, one-third merlot and expertly balanced by the remaining blend of malbec, cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Blend: 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 22% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot