This wine is impressively blended with 10% Cabernet Franc, showing a wealth of dusty plum, clove and cinnamon character up front and throughout. The fruit is predominantly from mountain vineyards. Soft, integrated texture shows its integration with the French oak, which supports instead of distracts.
This is tight and very firm and showing beautiful fruit. Full body, silky and reserved. Tension. Focused. All here. An excellent wine. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve sports a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of crème de cassis and blueberry preserves with an undercurrent of cedar, roses, bay leaves and fragrant earth. Medium to full-bodied with a soft, plush texture and loads of herbal and spice accents to the black and blue fruit flavors, it has a long, earthy finish.
Moving to the reserves, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve offers more depth and richness, with lots of plum, currants, candied violets and exotic flower aroma and flavors. There's a subtle forest floor note as well, and this medium to full-bodied effort has ripe tannin, beautiful purity and fine, fine tannin.
This wine is inky black in color with heady, complex aromatics including currant, brambleberry, pomegranate, toasted vanilla, caramelized sugar, maduro tobacco, dark chocolate, baking and exotic spices. Densely structured on the palate, the wine shows intense viscosity and rich fruit, chocolate, and licorice flavors from its full mid-palate to its long, brooding finish.