95+pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is slightly more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated and checks in as 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, and 3% Malbec, aged 23 months in a mix of new and neutral French oak. It's another killer wine, offering vibrant crème de cassis, graphite, tobacco leaf, and sappy flower aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, balanced, and elegant, it's straighter and more focused than the Estate Reserve and will benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and keep for two decades or more. Best After 2025 Rating: 95+
91pts James Suckling
Aromas of cassis, bark and rosemary. Medium-to full-bodied with silky tannins. Clean and clear ripe fruit with dried herbs on the palate. Straightforward and well made. 87% cabernet sauvignon, 6% merlot, 4% petit verdot and 3% malbec.
This vintage was a true testament to the strength of our estate sites. On October 9th a fall frost event wiped out most of Eastern Washington, yet our estate blocks that were still on the vine were in absolutely perfect condition. Deep ruby in color with sexy aromatics. Sandalwood, fresh cherry, undertones of vanilla and pencil shavings are framed by plum and underlying hints of tobacco. The wine is elegant with fine grained tannins but does not sacrifice on full bodied richness - absolutely drinking well now but will age through 2041.
Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec