93+pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Sentinel contains a 1% splash of Petit Verdot and was aged 19 months in 57% new French oak and 2% in new American oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with a beautiful perfume of candied violets, chocolate box and camphor over a core of cassis, blackberry tart and wild blueberries plus hints of cedar chest and lavender. Full, firm and taut, it has layers of black fruit and minty flavors with a long, savory finish. 7,142 cases produced.
93pts James Suckling
Fresh blackcurrants, dark plums, mulberries and cassis. Medium-bodied with crunchy fruit and acidity, grainy tannins and a medium-long finish. Drink in 2022.
Sentinel Cabernet Sauvignon is inspired by the shield-shaped block overseeing the entrance to Monte Rosso Vineyard, a site that produces grapes with the layers and power that are the foundation of great Cabernet.
This beautiful, deep crimson colored wine possesses full tannins and intensely concentrated fruit. Savory aromas mix with lavender and dark fruit leading to a rich mouthfeel with waves of dark cherry, blackberry and a touch of spice. The extended finish melds the fruit together with hints of nutty toasted oak, pecan praline and caramel.