91pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon represents the excellence of Napa Valley Cabs. This wine shows up attractive aromas and flavors of bold, black fruit and appealing oak accents. Enjoy it with a grilled ribeye. (Tasted: September 5, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
91pts Wine Spectator
Lively, with bay leaf and sassafras streaks racing through in lockstep with ripe cassis and plum puree notes, ending with a sleek, focused finish. Drink now through 2028.
90pts James Suckling
Aromas of pine, cinnamon, dried blackcurrant and fruit peel. It’s medium-bodied with sleek tannins and a creamy, chocolatey finish. Drink or hold.
90pts Jeb Dunnuck
Including a splash of Petit Verdot (2%), the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is another solid, impeccably made value from this estate. Darker currant fruits, vanilla oak, spice, and a hint of tobacco give way to a medium to full-bodied, textured, balanced 2018 that's going to be well worth following over the coming 7-8 years or more.
This beautifully blended 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is exquisitely balanced with excellent fruit concentration. On the nose, this wine offers fresh blackberries, black cherries, blueberry pie, graphite, toasted brioche, and a touch of lavender. The palate offers plush but concentrated tannins, mixed berry jam, dried black cherries, dark chocolate, toasted walnuts, cedar, and a touch of vanilla bean with a finish that softens and lingers.