The 2017 J. Davies Estate Cabernet opens with rich aromas of black plum, red cherry and marionberry, accentuated by undertones of vanilla, cola spice, fresh bay leaf and mint. Firm but integrated tannins anchor the wine’s palate, where a broad entry of blueberry and milk chocolate is followed by flavors of fresh coffee and blackberry.
This is made from a blend of vineyards, and includes 16% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Savory earth, cedar and pencil shavings accent a juicy midpalate of black cherry, mocha and black currant, with supple, silky tannins wrapping around the palate and adding structure.
Wine Enthusiast, 94 pts
"The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is charming, with plenty of cassis and spicy notes intermixed with classic spice and dried herb-like aromas and flavors. It's easygoing and medium-bodied, with sweet fruit and loads of character. I'd happily drink bottles over the coming decade or so
Jeb Dunnuck, 90 pts