Appearance: Deep Crimson. Nose: The wine opens with classic aromas of Mulberry, Cassis and Cedar. Palate: The palate is rich and powerful showing generous redcurrant, mulberry and dark chocolate flavors. A soft and supple backbone of tannin gives this Cabernet a long and precise evolution through the palate. Cellaring: 10-12 years.
92 pts Vinous
Glass-staining ruby. Ripe, spice-accented cherry, blackberry, incense and a touch of cigar box on the highly perfumed nose. Sweet, expansive red and dark fruit flavors show a hint of candied licorice, and a smoky mineral quality adds energetic lift and focus. Rich yet lively, with no rough edges. The very long, sweet finish is framed by slow-building, silky tannins. — Josh Raynolds
91+ pts Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a spicy, cinnamon stick and incense scented nose over a core of crushed blackberries, blueberries and plums with cigar boxes and bay leaves going on in the background. Medium-bodied with commendable elegance and sophistication, there’s a good mid-palate here of ripe fruit and firm, grainy tannins leading into a long earth and spice laced finish.