93pts James Suckling
Soft and fruity with plum, chocolate and spice aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, firm and showing a pretty center palate of dense ripe tannins and a fresh finish. Better than 2013.
91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, which marks their 42nd vintage, is a dense ruby/plum-colored wine with elegant red and blackcurrant fruit, plum, spice box and earth. It is medium to full-bodied with gentle tannins, pure fruit and lush, round generosity. It is not the biggest and most exuberant Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa, but it is flavorful, complex and beautifully crafted. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.
90pts Wine Enthusiast
The 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot were sourced from the producer's Chiles Valley estate and organically grown. Dried herb and olive present first around full-bodied notions of crisp cassis and red currant, finishing in a swath of nutmeg oak and firm tannin.
In the glass the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a glowing deep garnet color, with clear ruby edges. The nose is a juicy, brambly mix of raspberries, blackberries, huckleberries and cocoa powder. In the mouth, the wine is richly layered with flavors of milk chocolate covered cherries, cassis, freshly roasted coffee. Supported by well-integrated sweet oak. The finish is broad, and flavors of clove and star anise linger.
Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot