94/100 & PLATINUM AWARD | Winemaker Challenge Intl Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL | Mundus Vini
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
92/100 | WineMag
What a showstopper. The supercool squat heritage bottles just add to the pizzaz that this special wine brings to the table and this is generous and opulently framed Californian Cabernet with a softness and roundness on the palate we have seldom seen from this varietal. Flavours of blackberry and dark plum flood the palate while some cedar undertones and tobacco / leather notes add complexity. It is rich, mouthfilling and pillow soft but comes with enough fresh acidity on the finish to keep the wine alive on the palate. Prepare to be blown away.
WineMag writes "Silky and supple despite the great concentration and full body, this opulent wine has focus and fruitiness. The color is extra dark, the aromas are brimming with black currants and black cherries, while the flavors capture wonderful baked fruits and dark chocolate. The wine's tannins are soft and well integrated, providing a smooth mouthfeel"
Sam Kim writes "Impressively ripe and perfumed, the bouquet shows crème de cassis, dark cocoa, vanilla and roasted nut characters with subtle spicy overtone. It's sumptuous and opulent on the palate delivering terrific fruit power together with enticing complexity, finishing long and velvety."
The winery writes "The 2017 vintage maintained its signature profile of a big structured, dense tannin wine that offers bright fruit aromas of black cherry and blackberry with a hint of black peppercorn followed by earthy flavors of black currant and cassis. The full mouthfeel leads to a long, bold and lingering finish".