93pts Wine Enthusiast
This juicy wine is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, with smaller amounts of Petit Verdot, Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Grippy, youthful tannins lend structure and length around tones of integrated oak, rich blueberry and strawberry. Editor's Choice
91pts Tasting Panel
The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl—and this full-bodied blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Syrah, 6% Malbec, and 4% Cabernet Franc won the afternoon at the barbecue where I watched the big game. Ready to drink now, it offers ripe blueberries, blackberries, and raspberry jam plus a creamy swirl of chocolate and vanilla on the mid-palate that leads to a dry, graphite-laden finish. Its richness works perfectly with a cheeseburger, and the packaging is elegant with a tinge of mystery.
2017 was cooperative for much of the growing season, but required patience and bravery as we approached harvest, with uncertain weather right up until it was finally the perfect time to pick each block. No rookies here, we relied on our many years of experience and are once again delighted with the results. Baby Blue is always built for pleasure right out of the gate and this beautifully aromatic rendition is no exception. Loads of rich red and black fruits, plus a delightful hint of blueberry, all get the party started. This is followed up by a nice compliment of baking spices, vanilla, a kiss of gentle herbs, and just the right amount of beautiful French oak and earthy goodness to round things out on the finish. Wonderful length and supple tannins make for easy enjoyment of this joyous red.