91-94+pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A deep purple-black colored barrel sample, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve opens with notions of black olives, fertile loam, bay leaves and pencil shavings over a core of crushed blackberries, cassis and warm plums. Full-bodied with a rock-solid frame of very firm, chewy tannins, it delivers bags of black fruit with plenty of herbal sparks lifting the finish.
92pts Wine Spectator
Mulled plum, black currant and fig fruit flavors are underscored by a loamy edge, while tobacco and cedar notes fill in on the background. A broad, well-fruited wine that features a solid tug of earth. Best from 2021 through 2029. 225 cases made. — JM