100pts Jeb Dunnuck
A smaller selection and also all Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Impassible Mountain (28 months in 85% new French oak) offers more of everything and is a magical, blockbuster, yet ethereal styled Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma. With a kaleidoscopic array of crème de cassis, sagebrush, tobacco, cedar pencil, and awesome minerality, it has incredible concentration, full-bodied richness, and a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, yet it also stays weightless, elegant, and flawlessly balanced. There are few estates coming close to this level of quality in Sonoma with Cabernet Sauvignon, and if you want to taste pure perfection from Sonoma, try this wine! It’s still a baby, and I suspect it will need 8-10 years to hit maturity, but it's going to evolve for 30-40 years.
Aromas of sweet black and red fruit interlaced with aromatic herbs and spices invite you to taste a wine that unfolds gradually in layers of flavor: black and red cassis, pomegranate and black raspberry, nutmeg and clove, vanilla and molasses, finishing with black tea and cafe au lait. Despite its richness, it is finely balanced with subtle textured, minerality and fine-grained tannin. Approachable but bold in youth, it will evolve well-kept for decades.