This showcases beautiful fruit purity and ticks all the right varietal boxes for this lovely cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is a mixture of mulberry, darker cassis and red currant fruit with deftly integrated oak that gives a light peppery spice and a subtle chocolate edge to the wine’s aromatics, with a nice floral lift adding extra nuance. Medium to medium fuller bodied, this embodies the traits that well made Cabernet exhibit from the region, fruit purity front and center, unencumbered with any excessive, overlain oak that pinches down on the fruit. Elegantly structured with good fruit purity and intensity, this displays lovely balance and refinement. Harmonious oak integration gives this a round suppleness to the mid palate leading to a long, dry finish. Although starting to just now give a glimpse of what lies a head, this should unfold beautifully over the next 5 plus years.
90 pts Tanzer/Vinous
Brilliant ruby. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, cassis and candied flowers, with a spicy overtone gaining power as the wine opens with air. Juicy and energetic on the palate, with gently sweet flavors of dark berry preserves, licorice pastille and spice cake complemented by a zesty touch of cracked pepper. Shows very good focus and vivacity on the finish, which features smooth tannins and a lingering floral quality. — Josh Raynolds
90 pts James Suckling
This is cool stuff here with lavender, rosemary and currant character on the nose and the palate. Full body, polished and refined tannins and a fresh finish. Shows the salty, seaside and currant flavor of the region. Drink now.
90 pts Wine Enthusiast
This restrained, medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is a solid value. On the nose, cedar, vanilla and cassis elements blend together easily, while brown sugar and vanilla flavors are supported by just enough cassis and black cherry fruit. Drink now–2028.