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Provenance Vineyards began all the way back with the release, in the early 2000s, of the 1999 version of this Rutherford Cab. At that point in time I was new in the wine biz and just learning the ropes. I was working at a small shop and we tasted a ton of wine together, which really helped bring my palate along rapidly, and I can still remember tasting the first vintage of this wine. Tom Rinaldi had just left Duckhorn to help start this winery and everyone was intrigued about why he would do such a thing...I mean, he made wine for like 20+ years at Duckh... Read More »
94 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries, mushrooms and spices. Full and very intense with lots of fruit. Firm and silky. Plenty of tension. Layered and intense. Love it now, but this will be better in 2020." (1/2017) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9/% Petit Verdot and the rest Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, is a classic example of Pritchard Hill, Chappellet and of Napa Valley. Brilliant purity, a dense purple color, superb blackberry and floral-infused blueberry fruit and cassis, a full-bodied mouthfeel, moderate but swee ...Read More »
97 points James Suckling: "Fabulous nose of mushrooms, like porcini, with black truffle that turns to citrus fruits such as orange and tangerine. Some vine bark. Full-bodied yet wonderfully firm and formed with refined and polished tannins. Super definition. Drink in 2018, but wonderful to experience." (1/2015) 95 points Vinous: "Just as magnificent from bottle as it was in barrel, the 2013 Napanook is dense, powerful and brooding, with searing intensity and extraordinary balance. Lavender, plums, violets, licorice and smoke are some of the signatures, but the 2013 exudes finesse, power and intensity. ...Read More »
After the last few years I think just about everyone has heard us pontificating about just how good, and how insanely inexpensive, the York Creek wines are. Luckily for us and our thirsty customers Fritz Maytag kept deep cellars over the years and still has plenty of wine for us to sell. After the rousing success of past vintages we just keep reloading because the wines are that good and you keep asking us for more. Our latest find are two wines from 2007, they are 100% Cabernet and are from single blocks on the Estate. These wines were made by Fritz him... Read More »
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An absolutely fabulous value is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. This comes from multiple sources and there are 46,000+ cases of it. A stunning Cabernet Sauvignon and a classic example of Napa viticulture, this blend of 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, was aged just over two years in oak. Loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit, cocoa, a touch of toast, earth, and baking spice are all present in this wine that has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a full-bodied mouthfeel, no hard edges and a lus ...Read More »
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94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley has a dense opaque purple color, a kiss of blackberry and cassis fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel with ripe tannin and a long finish. It is very Caymus in its immediate accessibility, but has plenty of staying power and depth. This is lush, full, intense and pure. Drink it over the next 15 or so years. (RP)" (12/2016)
93 points James Suckling: "Serious red with plum, currant, walnut and stone aromas and flavors. Full-bodied yet tight and reserved. Silky and firm tannins. A wine with tone and character. Better in 2020." (5/2016) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a big, lush, juicy wine with grip and a fully-formed body, accented with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. A great deal for the quality, it’s well made and deeply satisfying in highlights of coffee, cedar, mocha and blackberry, girded by a firm structure." (8/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cab ...Read More »
92 points James Suckling: "Flamboyant and concentrated red in an old school way. Full-bodied and very velvety. Big and juicy. Needs time to soften and come together but some may like its full-throttle style now." (1/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Faust 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon comes largely from vineyards in southern Napa Valley’s Coombsville and Atlas Peak, but also includes some cross-AVA material from areas such as Yountville, Mt. Veeder, St. Helena and Rutherford. It is a well-made, ripe, concentrated, deep ruby/purple-colored Cabernet Sauvignon with sweet tannin, an attractive, cedary, licorice-infu ...Read More »
100 points Decanter: "A captivating bouquet of violets, lilac, black fruit, blood orange and meaty soil tones is striking for its extravagent range and amplitude; and on the palate, the wine is three-dimensional, sophisticatedly savoury, and massive but refined. Tod Mostero remarks that, having crafted the 2013 Dominus, he can die happy as a winemaker. Selection here was especially rigorous, as the team wanted to realise the vintage's unparalleled potential as fully as possible, so only 3,500 cases were produced. A special label commemorates the 30th anniversary of Dominus Es ...Read More »
The most approachable and affordable of Cain's production, the NV cuvees possess a certain kind of "old world" rustic charm not usually found in wines from the Napa Valley today. For a Bordeaux-lover branching out to California wines, or a California connoisseur seeking something different than your go-to Cab, the NV12 is well worth a try. Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 32%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 4%, Malbec 4%.
90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is an impressive blend of 45% Merlot with 25% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah from Stagecoach Vineyard and 10% Biale Zinfandel. It comes together seamlessly in a twist of structured blackberry, leathery tannin and tomato leaf, priced to be enjoyed by many." (3/2017) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A terrific value and an amazing sleeper of the vintage is the 2014 Y3 Taureau Proprietary Red, a mélange of 45% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Zinfandel. This is a steal at $20, and Napa could certainly use more wines that are creatively put together like this ...Read More »
In the 1960s, Heitz Wine Cellars was part of the new wave of the Napa Valley, and their sought-after Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was perhaps one of the first "cult" Cabs. Today, Heitz is better known as one of the "old guard" of Napa, hewing to a classic and balanced style of Cabernet that's aged for half of its elevage in large oak ovals and tanks--the way it was in decades past. Producer Note: "Our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet encapsulates the freshness of a near-perfect growing season. Aromas of fresh-picked blackberry and cassis abound from thi... Read More »
95 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2016, Collectibles* Zeroes in on a rich, hedonistic core of wild berry, blackberry, plum and currant, with a graceful, elegant mouthfeel and supple, caressing tannins leading to a long, powerful and refined aftertaste that keeps reverberating while maintaining a strong personality. (JL)" (7/2016) 92 points James Suckling: "The full-throttle character is here as expected with lots of ripe fruit and toasted oak. Sage and mint. Silky tannins; the ripe fruit dominates. But it shows form and juiciness." (5/2016)
We were so happy with the 2013 Kalinda Napa Cabernet that we went back to the same well for the 2014. From another exceptional year for Napa Cabernet, this wine is lush and quite rich with tons of cassis on the nose and palate. Still quite young and showing some rounded tannins, I would cellar this beauty for five years minimum, but if you must drink it, decant one hour at least and serve with a hearty meat course. One hint: the property whence the grapes came is located quite close to a town that really does not have a wine shop in it. - KL Staffer Dri... Read More »
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Sirah, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot. Fermented in 100% stainless steel and aged in 75% neutral oak, 25% new French Oak. According to the winery: "Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a rustic wine with a deep, dark nose of blackberry, currants and cocoa, which show off the natural structure and power of each varietal in the finished blend."
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A realistically priced wine from Napa, the 2012 Pauline's Cuvee is an outstanding blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec (7,500 cases) is a beauty from four vineyards in Napa Valley, showing the vintage’s telltale purity, dense purple color, lushness and seductive mocha, espresso and chocolaty notes intermixed with black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. This is a medium to full-bodied, lush, heady wine to drink over the next 5-10 years. (RP)" (10/2015) 90 points Vinous: "The 2012 Pauline's Cuvée is a sexy Merlot-based red, is another ...Read More »
98 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a towering majestic wine. Rich, powerful and yet massively tannic, the 2013 possesses a stunning combination of super-ripe fruit, bright acids and plenty of supporting structure. In the early going, the Howell Mountain is a bit reticent, especially next to the Trailer, but after several hours, the vibrancy of the Howell Mountain bottling dazzles. Dunn's Howell Mountain Cabernet is without question one of the wines of the great 2013 vintage. Randy and Mike Dunn's 2013s are off the charts. The Napa Valley Cab ...Read More »
Vinous: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is an absolutely delicious, mid-weight wine to drink now and over the next few years. This is a decidedly fruit, soft mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, but all the elements are nicely balanced throughout. Bright red cherry, plum and mint add further shades of nuance throughout. Best of all, the 2014 is very fairly priced by Napa Valley standards. (AG)" (12/2016) Wine Spectator: "Very complete and refined, with an elegant mix of cedar, currant, gravel and wild berry flavors, ending with grippy tannins and a clipped finish. (JL, Web-2017)"
"Blue Chip." That is always one of the phrases I use when talking about the Silver Oak Napa Valley bottling. Year after year Silver Oak produces some of the most reliably delicious wine that Napa has to offer. It might not be most "culty," nor the highest rated on someone's 100 point scale but it is always exactly what you know it to be: rich, powerful, heavily fruited, laced with spicy oak and full of structure but still enjoyable upon release. Perfect for gifts, important client meetings, special dinners and a great mid-term wine for any smart collecto... Read More »
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley has slightly more intensity and richness, with supple tannins, a deep ruby/purple color, good, ripe blackcurrant fruit and spice box. It’s meant to be drunk over the next 7-8 years. (RP)" (12/2015)
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Papillon Proprietary Red is 100% from Napa and is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. This killer wine has an inky purple color and offers notes of espresso roast intermixed with white chocolate, creme de cassis, blackberry and a touch of toasty oak. The wine was aged 16 months in French oak, of which 40% was new. Broad and opulent, with great intensity, purity and depth, this is another stunner from Dave Phinney, a.k.a. Orin Swift. Dave Phinney, better known for his winery called Orin Sw ...Read More »
91 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, fleshy and seductive, but also light on its feet and gracious. Black cherry, plum, rose petal, smoke, tobacco, licorice and cedar are some of the signatures. Classic and medium in body, this tasty Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon will drink well with minimal cellaring. Because of its mid-weight structure, Montelena's Cabernet is one of the more approachable wines of the vintage, not to mention a real beauty. (AG)" (10/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Chateau Montelena’s lower-level 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon shows nice, soft fruit, medium body, dark col ...Read More »
93 points Vinous: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five offers up scents of lavender, cloves, menthol, licorice, spice and graphite. Savory, delineated and tightly wound, the 2014 is a picture perfect example of the vintage. Winemaker Elias Fernandez adds that the drought was more severe in 2014 than it was in 2013. This is another strong showing from Shafer." (12/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five shows beautiful purity, not the weight, profound depth and structure of the 2013, but it is still medium to full-bodied, elegant, graceful and a classic exampl ...Read More »
93 points Vinous: "Grilled herbs, tobacco, menthol, licorice and plums all take shape in the 2010 Eloge. Rich, layered and expressive, the 2010 is resonant and deeply expressive throughout. Gently spiced notes appear on the finish, adding dimensions of complexity and nuance. Today the 2010 is a bit closed in on itself and a touch compact, while the aromatics aren't quite as precise as they could be. I was deeply impressed with the wines I tasted at Conn Valley this year. The wines are often terrific, but at the same time, they have also occasionally suffered from the pre ...Read More »
92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Made in sizable quantities, this impressive wine should please a wide range of palates in its mix of restraint and hearty structure. Thick red berry and currant dance around integrated oak and leathery tannin, building richness on the palate as it opens in the glass. (VB)" (2/2017) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A beautiful elegance can be found in the 2013 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot aged 20 months in one-third new French oak. This is a good value for a Napa Cabernet. The color is a healthy dark rub ...Read More »
Named for the legendary 1909 Rolls-Royce "Silver Ghost," this opulently-styled Napa Cabernet is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot and Merlot from vineyard sources in Rutherford, St. Helena, and Pope Valley. The wine is aged for 24 months in French oak of which 50% is new. Dark red in color, with aromas of black cherry, blueberry and cassis, this has flavors of black cherry, blackberry, smoked herbs and coffee notes and shows phenomenal purity and an opulent texture, with well-integrated tannins and oak accents. This is a sleek, lush wi... Read More »
Avalon makes this incredibly affordable Cab sourced from a variety of Napa Valley appellations. A classic Napa Valley Cab and at a ridiculously fair price!
From a hot, dry vintage, this blend was sourced from both the Napa Valley floor and the Vaca Mountain range to create a yin-yang of concentration and complexity in the fruit. Tasting notes from the producer: "Dark plum, cocoa, blackberry and sage aromas with powerful, well-delineated flavors of dark-chocolate-covered cherry, macerated strawberry, wild herbs, mineral and a touch of caramel. Well balanced with fine tannins, this wine is deep and multi-dimensional. Will play well for 15-20 years."
Ladera selects from blocks of varying clonal selection, soil type and aspect in their own estate vineyards to endow their Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyards were selectively harvested over a long period at the end of the perfect 2013 growing season. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak (55% new) and blended with 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Tasting notes from the winery: "The 2013 Ladera Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays intense aromas of black cherry, vanilla and red licorice with savory notes of olive and dried herbs.... Read More »
The intensely flavorful wines from Rutherford's Trailside Vineyard have been part of the Heitz range since 1989. The vineyard is flanked by the Silverado Trail on one side and Conn Creek on the other and is certified organic. According to the winery: "From first sip to glorious finish, the 2004 Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon captures the essence of this superb vintage. This wine is a Rutherford classic, deeply-hued and powerful, with a lush bouquet of fresh raspberry. Its vibrant core of Cabernet fruit is beautifully wrapped in French oak with a s... Read More »
The 2014 Reserve Cabernet has radiant color and soaring aromas of blackberry, black truffle and cappuccino. The texture is fleshy and supple, and the flavors are rich and layered.
92 points James Suckling: "Blueberry, blackberry and cherry aromas with hints of walnuts. Medium to full body, velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Like the energy to this. Drink now, but this will improve with age." (1/2017) Vinous: "Buehler's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a soft, pleasing wine to drink now and over the next few years. Mocha and expressive spice notes add character to this dark, fruit-driven, open-knit Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)" (12/2016) Wine Enthusiast: "Structured with firm, sticky tannin, this wine is built to age and impress over time, dusted with mocha and spicy black cherry flavor. Moderate ...Read More »
97 points James Suckling: "*#23 in Top 100 Reds Of Napa Valley 2016* Impressive aromas of blueberry and lavender with hints of rosemary. Full to medium body, solid core of fruit and a gorgeous finish. Compacted and refined. Better in 2019 but already fantastic. Best wine ever from here?" (11/2016) 94 points Vinous: "A dark, brooding wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch offers up a compelling mix of iron, smoke, black cherry, plum, licorice and new leather, all supported by a firm spine of tannin. Sumptuous yet also quite tannic and in need of time, the State Ranch is another compelling wine f ...Read More »
93 points James Suckling: "A velvety and juicy wine with sweet-tobacco and blackcurrant character. Full and delicious. Drink now." (1/2017) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Firm and well-structured, with a pleasing burst of blackberry and wild berry, plum and black cherry notes, tilting into a fruit-bowl medley of currant and raspberry flavors, with a long, sustained finish. Drink now through 2029. (JL)" (11/2016) Connoisseurs Guide: "Running towards the very ripe end of the Cabernet spectrum, and perhaps too far in that direction for some tastes, this ripe and rich wine picks up dark chocolate and caramelly bits for its sins, and, were ...Read More »
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the best-run and now superstar wineries in all of Napa is Cliff Lede. Starting with their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap, a beautiful example of this AVA, the wine has a dense ruby/purple color, floral notes intermixed with crème de cassis , graphite and forest floor. It is full bodied, but with the elegance, finesse and lightness of being, despite its intensity. The wood is pushed to the background, and the wine is beautifully pure and long. Drink it over the next 20 years. (RP)" (12/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful wine. Dark, ...Read More »
91-94 points Vinous: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as quite polished and nuanced, with lovely brightness, tension and energy. Dark red and bluish fruit, spices, mint, licorice and sweet spices are some of the signatures. Today, the 2014 is quite impressive. (AG)" (10/2015) 91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright medium ruby. High-toned, very primary aromas of blueberry, licorice and menthol. Densely packed but not yet particularly sweet, with sexy mineral lift to the black fruit flavors. The largest-scaled of these three vintages and evolving quite slowly. The fruit comes from western St. Helena an ...Read More »
88-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A tank sample of the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa looks potentially outstanding. This will be aged 18 months in a combination of French and American oak and exhibits plenty of crunchy blackberry and cassis fruit with hints of cedar wood and vanillin. It is ripe, exuberant, and quite impressive. Interestingly, the final blend was 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petite Sirah and the rest Petit Verdot, Merlot and Zinfandel. It should drink well for 15+ years. This winery was created in 1933 (following Prohibition) by the Martini family. They are still heavily ...Read More »
Praise from Antonio Galloni: "Quality is on the rise at Chappellet, one of the most historic wineries in Napa Valley. Winemaker Philip Corallo-Titus credits new state of the art optical sorting equipment for much of the upswing in quality. Corallo-Titus adds that the recently built new winery also allows him to keep temperatures low during aging and therefore use less SO2. All I could think while tasting these wines is "What took so long?" Surely the Chappellets have had the means to make these investments for years, if not decades. Then again, running a... Read More »
95 points Wine & Spirits: "This is the wine our California editor Luke Sykora wanted to drink, and tasting it side by side with Rubicon, I had to admit that it showed beautifully. Cask is 85 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance mostly Cabernet franc and a little Merlot. In the past, the team at Inglenook described the difference between their two top Cabernets as Rubicon presenting the riper black fruits of Rutherford, and Cask focusing on red fruits. In 2012, the situation for me was reversed; Cask had the darker fruit at our tasting, still cool in tone and not heavily ex ...Read More »
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a larger cuvée of 998 cases. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, it is another intriguing Napa value and a sleeper as well. Deep purple in color, with loads of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, the wine is rich, dense, multi-layered, long and pure. This is super and a great value. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. (RP)" (12/2016) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is an impressive blend of 45% Merlot with 25% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah from Stagecoach Vineyard and 10% Biale Zinfandel. It comes together sea ...Read More »
93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Sites from throughout the valley contribute to the lovely layering of this accessible wine, softly structured and classically inspired in its dried herb and distinct purity of cassis. Delicate despite its ripeness and power, it leaves a smoky hint of sweet tobacco on the finish." (3/2017) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is scented of crème de cassis, ripe plums and pencil shavings with hints of sautéed herbs and beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with concentrated black fruit and earth flavors, framed by grainy tanni ...Read More »
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, which is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot, and 3% Syrah, shows a dense ruby/purple color, super concentration, chocolate, a touch of oak and a medium to full-bodied impressively concentrated style. It’s approachable now, but perhaps will be better in 4-5 years and last 20. Hall has quickly become one of the great superstars in the Napa Valley firmament. (RP)" (12/2015) Vinous: "Hall's Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is dark, powerful and succulent. Black cherry, mocha, spice and leather all flesh out in an open-kni ...Read More »
96 points Decanter: "Beautifully perfumed aromas of rose petal, violets, blackberry, dark chocolate and incipient cigar tobacco burst from the glass in a striking array, the prelude to a wine that’s structured around refined, savoury tannins and juicy acidity. An ethereal and classically proportioned Cabernet which will age effortlessly thanks to its flawless balance, likely putting on weight with bottle age. Terrific stuff; not to be missed. (WK)" (9/2016) 94 points Vinous: "A deep, inky wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is endowed with serious depth. Here the flavors are unusually dark and int ...Read More »
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The inky purple 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon displays plenty of classic creme de cassis and lead pencil shavings along with some licorice, charcoal and vanilla notes. It is full-bodied and opulent, with good integration of sweet tannin and bright acids. This wine is still young but approachable, and certainly capable of evolving for 10-15+ years. I didn’t see the usual dramatic difference between the single-vineyard Cabernet and the regular Cabernet in 2013, but both are exceptional wines and realistically priced for high-end, world-class Napa wines. (RP) ...Read More »
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The bottled 2014s include the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, which is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot. A classic much in keeping with the vintage characteristics, this charmer is loaded with sweet black and red currant fruit, some spice box, earth, and subtle oak. It is up-front, irresistible, full-bodied and layered with fruit and glycerin. The finish displays sweet tannin and the wine can be drunk now or cellared between 15-20 years. I tasted an array of wines from Pine Ridge. My notes on some late-release 2013s are followed by a bevy of ...Read More »
"Lateral" is a separate brand from Kathryn Kennedy Winery. Lateral is owned by the pioneering vintner's son, Marty Mathis, are sourced from the Napa Valley, and produced in Oakville.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The delicious 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Honig is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, and the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This elegant, mid-weight style of Cabernet has soft tannins, medium body, and good fruit and purity. Drink it over the next decade. (RP)" (12/2016) Vinous: "Honig's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Deep, succulent and super-expressive, the 2014 offers up an attractive mélange of dark cherry, plum, espresso, French oak and new leather. This is an especially creamy, ...Read More »
93 points Vinous: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Burgess hits the palate with an exotic concoction of dark fruit, pencil shavings, spices, tobacco, cedar, savory herbs, licorice and lavender. Dark and imposing, the 2012 possesses superb richness, with plenty of Howell Mountain character and intensity. The silkiness of the vintage has softened some of the contours, but this remains a distinctly savory and mineral-inflected Cabernet with tons of hillside character. Today, the 2012 comes across as tightly wound and in need of further cellaring, so readers should not be in ...Read More »