94pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bartolucci vineyard on Dean York Lane in St. Helena. Deep purple-black colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Bartolucci Vineyard offers vibrant cassis, blackberries and mulberries scents with hints of olives, bay leaves and tilled soil. The palate is full-bodied, firm and fine-grained with background freshness and plenty of energy in the finish. Nice!
94pts Wine & Spirits
Kristen Belair harvested this wine on September 18 through 20, capturing beautifully ripe fruit in this 2017. It grows at a vineyard at the base of Spring Mountain, where the vines in benchland soils ripened their grape skins to a deep black cherry–scented richness. The tannins are breathable, ghosting past the fruit in a whisper of flavor that lasts, the memory of a summer cherry and the burst of its juice. Good wine if you drink it now; great wine if you age it.
Rich, broad fruit characters. Cherry cobbler and blackberry notes with underpinnings of French oak. Silky mid-pallet is balanced by firm tannins. This age worthy wine will continue to develop through 2027 and longer.