97pts Jeb Dunnuck
Lots of cassis, camphor, spice, and violets notes as well as background oak emerge from the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is all Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 22 months in new barrels. With full-bodied richness, awesome purity of fruit, and a powerful, mouthfilling style, it's in the top two or three Bordeaux blends in the vintage. Give this remarkable 2017 3-5 years of bottle age, longer if you can, and it's going to be very long-lived.
96pts James Suckling
Yum. This shows intense blackberries, blueberries and spice. Medium-to full-bodied and spicy. Cedar and smoked almonds, too. The tannins are firm and chewy, yet polished. A blend of 86% cabernet sauvignon, 8% merlot, 5% malbec and 1% petit verdot. Needs a year or three to soften. Drink or hold.
Dark and dense depth of color. Our Cabernet from this fantastic vintage has a complex and compelling nose of ripe black cherry, cedar, lavender, huckleberry, and rich coffee caramel. The flawless texture is immediately pleasing on the palate, with both tannin and acid in perfect balance with the dense core of fruit.