Dark ruby in color, the 2019 Oakville Cabernet opens with aromas of sweet vanilla and allspice, followed by black currants, ripe plums and a savory hint of anise seed. The palate has a smooth entry, building to a big, full mouthfeel with firm tannins a juicy, crisp acidity. Dark fruits flood the mid-palate in waves of blackberry and cassis. The finish is pleasantly dry and slightly spicy.
Open and plush in feel, with a pretty, savory frame surrounding gently mulled plum and blackberry notes. Light tobacco and warm stone details chime on the finish.
- Wine Spectator, 91 pts.
This has a mineral nose with aromas of blackcurrants, dried herbs, graphite and iodine. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins. A little short, but nicely done. Give it time to open. Drink or hold.
- James Suckling, 91 pts.
Showing a firm structure and rounded tannins, this impressive wine is balanced by plush red plum and cherry flavors. It is elegant and restrained, with accents of clove and cedar. Editors’ Choice.
- Wine Enthusiast, 91 pts.