92pts Wine Enthusiast
Spicy, warm and full bodied, this broad-textured and well-oaked wine offers up ripe, almost jammy blackberry and black-cherry flavors wrapped in fine-grained tannins and spiced with cinnamon, vanilla and cedar. It's velvety on the palate, and lightly spicy on the finish.
90pts Wilfred Wong
The 2016 Shannon Ridge Shannon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows that Lake County can produce a mighty fine, extracted red wine with excellent balance. This wine brings concentrated black fruit and oak onto a waiting plate. Pair it with a double-thick, grilled ribeye and enjoy. (Tasted: May 12, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
The ridge tops of the High Valley and Red Hills Appellations produce incredibly dense fruit flavors. Each year we choose a combination that shows off the intense flavors. For this 2016 vintage we choose 80% from the High Valley appellation, a powerful wine with cassis, dried herbs, and cedar notes. 20% came from the Red Hills appellation where we get ripe cherry, cranberry, allspice, and black pepper. The combination lends to firm tannin that will soften with age. Enjoy now or anytime until 2035.