Lifted nose showing aromas of créme de cassis, plums and hints of mint and vanilla. Full-bodied with grainy tannins, ending in a stony finish.
92pts Jeb Dunnuck
There are 1,200 cases of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Terroir Series, which comes from a mix of sites in the valley. This medium to full-bodied, layered Cabernet has impressive plum and blackberry fruits, ripe, sweet tannins, a balanced mouthfeel, and complex notes of dried tobacco, spice, and earth. Enjoy bottles any time over the coming 10-15 years.
91pts Wine Spectator
Solid, with black currant and fig paste flavors leading the way while singed alder, bay and licorice root notes drift in behind. A touch reliant on toast, but the fruit pushes through nicely enough in the end.
Under the guidance of two Napa Valley legends, Vineyard Manager, Jim Barbour, and Winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, each vineyard block is hand-harvested, whole berry sorted and micro-fermented in small batches to maintain the individual expressions of terroir. This results in a richly textured Napa Valley Cabernet blend that is incredibly approachable upon release.