| Wine Advocate 88 points (Oct 2013)
Composed of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and small dollops of Syrah, Petit Verdot and Malbec, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is a completely different animal than the Cabernet Franc. It exhibits lots of juicy black fruits intermixed with graphite, licorice and floral notes. The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple, and the wine is medium to full-bodied and nicely concentrated with moderate but soft tannins in the finish. This wine should drink well for 15-20 years.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points (Nov 2013)
This is the winery’s basic Cabernet Sauvignon, but it shows the depth and complexity of their more expensive bottlings. This really exemplifies Napa’s rich, smooth tannins and dramatically ripe black currant, anise and dark chocolate flavors. The vineyards that contributed to the blend are some of the valley’s best. It’s a blend of all five classic Bordeaux varieties, with 1% Syrah.