Opaque ruby in the glass. Blueberry, charcoal, sasparilla, vanilla and blackberry pie. A stunning nose that also includes some black licorice and a mineral note. The palate of this Napa Cab is super smooth- blue and black fruits, oak nuance, spice and beautiful structure await. The tannins are so well integrated it’s obscene. The acidity balances but doesn’t overpower the whole melange of fruit, tannic grip and tartness. This wine has mouthfeel out of this world with gobs of primary fruit and structure that will make it cellarworthy till 2028 but why wait? You can taste and smell the California sunshine in this one folks. It’s stunning right now and gets 96 points from me. Probably one of the best Cabs I have come across. Pricy at two bones, it’s a treat to behold. 5 stars for its near perfection. Salut….
Opaque AF, inky black in the glass. On the nose I get rich blackberries, black cherry and moondrop grapes with perfume and fruitcake. Very complex. On the palate I gets loads of sweet cassis, black cherry reduction and an insanely integrated set of fine grained tannins. Juicy acidity balances this wine perfectly. The mid palate has got gobs of cassis, espresso bean, sweet vanilla and coconut. The finish is exquisite. Long, lush, semi dry and just chock full of blackberry jam, blueberry pie and luscious oak. An absolutely amazing wine that is blowing my socks off. 96 points. Drink till 2026. No pairing needed- it drinks beautifully all by itself. 5 stars for this treat that runs 200 bones. Stunning. Salut….