96pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is composed of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it prances out of the glass with showy notes of warm cassis, baked black berries, Black Forest cake and menthol, plus suggestions of cardamom and licorice. The medium to full-bodied palate is refreshing and elegantly styled with bags of juicy, expressive black fruits and a satisfyingly savory finish. Barrel Sample: 94-96
96pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley comes from a mix of all the single vineyards. Readers should never overlook this type of wine, as the ability to blend from multiple sites gives winemakers incredible flexibility, and these wines can represent smoking values. Full-bodied aromas and flavors of currants, chocolate, lead pencil, and graphite emerge from this beauty, and it’s ripe, mouth-filling and balanced, with a great texture. It’s in the running for the best Napa Cabernet Sauvignon at the price point.
94pts James Suckling
Aromas of blackcurrants, hazelnuts, chocolate and violets follow through to a full body with round, creamy tannins and a pretty finish. The soft and juicy texture makes it attractive now, but better in three to four years. Best after 2025.
Aromas of blackberry, black currant and dark cherry give way to notes of cedar box and currant. The
palate is dense and powerful with laser-like precision. Savory and thick with notes of blackberry cobbler and baker’s chocolate, the wine is also layered with hints of black raspberry and new leather. A long, fruit-driven finish with polished tannins leaves you wanting another sip.