93pts James Suckling
Ripe red cherry, sweet tobacco and vanilla on the nose. Full-bodied with silky tannins. Linear, steady and fruity. Good intensity, with notes of cedar mixed with ground spice. Fresh acidity.
93pts Jeb Dunnuck
Based on 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Merlot, the 2019 Stone Cairn has a lifted, pretty, medium to full-bodied style as well as notes of ripe cassis, orange blossom, candied violets, and chocolate. Round, lush and sexy on the palate, this pleasure-bent Cabernet is ideal for drinking over the coming 8-10 years. Best After 2022
Obelisco, Quintessence and Ciel du Cheval are all considered to be among the best vineyards in the Red Mountain AVA. These particular vineyards always express the terroir of Red Mountain especially well. The rich soils, dependable air drainage, and limited rainfall result in highly concentrated berries with dense skins, rich inky color, and daring complexity.