92 points, Wine Entusiast93 points, Wine Advocate94+ points, Jeb Dunnuck93 points, VinousThe grapes are harvested from a single vineyard located in the heart of Calistoga and planted to gravelly soils. Despite being on the valley floor, the berries are very small and impart characteristics of hillside fruit into the wine but still oer the balance that comes with valley floor fruit.A bouquet of red, black and blue fruits spring from the glass with black plum preserves, cassis and stewed cherries. Inky dark fruit flavors are layered with notes of chocolate, grilled herbs, dried mint and scorched earth. Framed by soft tannins and a bold freshness, the finish is seamless.
93 points, Wine SpectatorOur Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from a single vineyard that sits high above the fog line at 2,000 feet. The vines are planted in shallow soils that are derived from volcanic and sedimentary rock.A deep garnet-purple in the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon opens with notes of plum, red and black currants, cassis, cedar and dried herbs. Full-bodied with complex flavors of baking spice and dark fruit flavors are framed by firm, rugged mountain tannins. Textured and balanced, the finish is savory and long.
95 points & Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast92 points, Wine Spectator93 points, Kames SucklingThe grapes were harvested from a single vineyard on volcanic soils in the Howell Mountain appellation in an open meadow area to maximize the sunlight as this AVA has shading issues due to trees.This 2019 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with rich aromas of dark ripe cherry, baked plum and blackberry. Hints of tobacco, dark cocoa and earth mingle with concentrated fruit flavors on the textured palate. Complex tannins lead to an elegant, long and memorable finish.
91 points, Wine SpectatorThe grapes for the Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from a single vineyard at the corner of Oakville cross road. This knoll-top vineyard is home to young vines that are expertly maintained and densely planted meter by meter for sun exposure and grape ripening maturity. The soil of this vineyard is Perkins Gravelly Loam soil which features weathered volcanic rock and alluvial sediments that create iron rich soil.Black cherry, warm black currants and stewed plums with notes of dried mint leap from the glass. Plush dark fruit flavors are met with a touch of bakers chocolate. Gentle on the palate with silky tannins, this is a balanced and elegant wine with warm earth notes on the finish.
92 points, Wine SpectatorThe grapes were harvested primarily from our Rutherford estate with a splash from another vineyard to really enhance the appellations characteristics. Fruit was selected from the older blocks that are planted in Pleasanton Loam soils.Charming aromas of blackberries, stewed plums, chocolate mint, tobacco, earth and spice emerge from the glass. This is a full-bodied wine with loads of black fruit preserves and crème de cassis. It has a good mid-palate depth and velvety tannins. The finish is balanced and lingers.
93 points, Wine SpectatorThe grapes for the Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested from a single vineyard sitting at the very top of the appellation at an elevation of 2,000 feet. Planted on Aiken loam soils, which were formed from basic volcanic rocks, the vineyard sits above the fog line and away from trees leaving it quite exposed at the top of the mountain.A dark purple in the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain opens with aromas of sassafras and notes of bay leaf. The textured palate showcases flavors of blackberry, blueberry, black cherry and hints of espresso. Full-bodied with fine-grained tannins, the finish has a lot of energy and freshness.
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck92 points, Wine Spectator92 points, VinousThe grapes for the Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from a single vineyard east of Silverado Trail and just South of Stags Leap winery. Due to the way this vineyard is planted, we harvest the morning side and the afternoon side of the vines separately so as to bring in each berry at the peak of ripeness. Intense fruit flavors and complex tannins best characterize wines from this vineyard.A rich garnet purple in color, fresh and bright aromas of red currants, cranberry and ripe black cherries leap from the glass. Crushed black pepper, lavender and mushroom flavors are layered with blackberry and blueberry notes. This is a strong, full-bodied wine with bold and seamless tannins. The finish bright, complex and lingering.
92 points, Wine SpectatorThe grapes for the St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from a single vineyard located on the West side of St. Helena. This vineyard is located on gravelly alluvial fan soil with excellent drainage, an essential component in high-quality fruit development. The vines are less vigorous in this area of the Napa Valley, producing smaller berries and lower yields, for more concentrated, intense wines with good tannin structure. The wine is produced to showcase the terroir and distinct flavor characteristics of our cherished vineyards.Deep garnet-purple in the glass, bright floral notes spring from the glass with blackcurrants and Asian spice. Bold and juicy flavors of raspberry and cherry are layered with chocolate. The mid-palate is beautifully textured with racy tannins and bright acidity. The finish is silky and lingers.
Harvested from critically acclaimed vineyards, this Cabernet Sauvignon captures the excellence of the Napa Valley mountain terroir. Known for its rich, concentrated flavors and earthy notes, the higher elevation vineyards impart the wine with a distinct flavor profile. This Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon brims with dark fruit notes layered with espresso and tobacco with grippy tannins and a long, lingering finish.