Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast
One of the most succulent and drinkable Napa Cabernets of the ’08 vintage. With Merlot added to the blend, it’s rich in blackberries, cherries, currants and cedar, with firm but pliant tannins that give a beautiful structure
92 Points - 2 Puffs
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
Although Cabernets from the 2007 harvest have earned plenty of justifiable praise, 2008 has its successes as well, and here is an instance where the younger wine reaches a bit further than its older mates. Bigger, richer and altogether more complex, this one is optimally ripened, beautifully oaked and simply brimming with continuous blackcurrant fruit. Its tannins are neither more nor less than good structure requires, and it look good to go for another six to ten years.