93+pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 21 months in French oak, 90% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sings of chocolate-covered cherries, warm plums, cassis and candied violets with wafts of spice cake and tilled soil. The palate is both full-bodied and charged with energy, revealing bags of black fruit and floral layers framed by firm, finely grained tannins, finishing long and beautifully fragrant. Beautiful wine!
91pts Wilfred Wong
The 2016 Hendry Cabernet Sauvignon Hendry Vineyard shows excellent persistence on the palate. This wine offers rich aromas and flavors of black fruit and oak. Pair it with a serving of prime rib. (Tasted: June 22, 2021, San Francisco, CA)
Deep ruby color almost all the way to the rim. Initial aromas of cocoa, butterscotch, dark berry and evergreen. In pre-release tasting, tannins still had a firm grip on this wine, but with air, aromas soften and deepen, and more fruit and spice emerges. Decanting highly recommended. Mouthfeel is full, tannins fine-textured, but firm, giving the wine a softly chalky texture that will marry happily with steaks seasoned with rosemary and porcini, rack of lamb, or a savory, rib-sticking, polenta and short ribs.