97pts Wine Enthusiast
This is a wow wine, half barrel-fermented and half fermented in stainless steel, that impresses from start to finish. Candied cassis and emphatic aromas of violet ride along a soft, delicately layered embrace of pillowy tannin and an expansive finish of pepper and clove. It hints at complexities that are still developing in the bottle. Editors’ Choice
93pts James Suckling
Love the aromas of black currants, violets, and licorice. Full body, integrated tannins and freshness. Silky tannins. Pretty blend. Drink or hold.
93pts Wilfred Wong
The 2013 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon shows excellent density and strength. As a prime example of Napa Valley royalty, this wine displays everything—black fruit, savory mint, palate firmness, and full textures—that one would expect in the wines from this famous AVA. The wine's firm finish pairs it perfectly with grilled ribeye of beef.
91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The series of outstanding Cabernets from Alpha Omega starts with their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, which offers plenty of blueberry and blackberry fruit, some creosote and charcoal, and a touch of background, toasty oak in a full-bodied, opulent, fleshy and pure style. It should drink nicely for 12-15 years. A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot is the 2013 Proprietary Red wine, which is all sourced from Napa. Again, terrific up-front fruit – blueberries, blackberries and cassis – an opaque purple color, and hints of cedar wood, forest floor and incense are all present in this multi-layered, rich, concentrated wine, which should also drink well for 12-15 years.
Mahogany with touches of ruby and sangria. Hints of cherry, earl grey, lavender and dry herbs lingering on black currant, white pepper and saffron on the nose. The palate is big round entrance evolving on dark fruit jam, currant and blackberry lingering on acidity and cherry.
Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot