91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville (coming entirely from the Tierra Roja vineyard this year) opens with bright, vibrant notes of plum preserves, Morello cherries and warm cassis with nuances of bay leaves, new leather, tar and mossy tree bark. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with juicy black and red berry flavors and supported by velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fruity. 900 cases were made.
Bursting with black cherries, rhubarb pie, and huckleberry preserves the nose on this stunning Cabernet is laced with black licorice and cinnamon notes that add a subtle and exotic feeling to the luxurious pure fruit aromas. The palate is dense and chewy with layers of unctuous defined fruits, the comforting presence of perfectly ripe tannin finishes with a touch of fine sweet cedar and black tea notes before a 30 second+ finish. This wine is well put together and showcases the playful yet powerful nature of top Oakville terroirs. Will drink well on release and improve from 5 years or more in the cellar.