95pts Wine Enthusiast
This remarkable wine offers soft luxury between its balance of fresh red cherry and cassis and the velvety grip of tannic concentration. Spiky persistent acidity guides a freshness of forest floor, sage and tobacco, the power entirely graceful in the glass.
94pts James Suckling
This has a linear edge through the middle of the wine that gives the bright fruit and firm tannins form and beauty. Give it three or four years to soften. Try in 2020.
94pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Janzen Cloudy's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has very pretty red and black berry notes with aromas of red currants, blackberries and black cherries plus touches of lavender, dried herbs, Sichuan pepper and a waft of char-grilled meat. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm frame of chewy tannins and appealing herbal accents lifting the black and red fruit, finishing long. 188 cases were made.
The higher elevation, excellent drainage, and slightly cooler temperatures imbue the fruit with distinctly mountain characteristics. A concentrated blueberry fruit, heightened by herbaceous elements unique to the property exude from the glass. Blue fruit, minerality and tobacco are the dominant features on the palate. The mountain fruit provides a more powerful, gritty style of tannin, giving this wine the structure it needs to stand the test of time.