Here’s an extraordinary wine to add to your cellar collection. It’s a guaranteed ager. Supported by rich, sturdy tannins, it shows a firm, dry mouthfeel and deep flavors of blackberries, with a seamless hem of toasty oak. So balanced, so powerful and elegant, it’s at the top of its class, and proves that the floor of the Napa Valley can produce great Cabernet. Drink now–2020. *Cellar Selection*
This ever-reliable producer has turned out a beautiful 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon that has plenty of black currant flavor as well as sweet toasty oak and smokiness in a nice, round, opulent sexy style that begs for drinking over the next decade. (RP)
Aromas of herb, currant and cedar are richer and fuller on the palate. Firms up, with dried currant, earth, vanilla bean and herbal sage notes. The tannins are tight. Decant. *Top 100 Wines of 2007* (JL)
Led by an interesting mix of black plums, sweet oak and rocky soil smells in the nose and following through with deep, solidly varietal fruit flavors, this big and impressively stuffed youngster hits all the right Cabernet marks and has the structure to grow appreciably better with time.
Substantial in size, this '04 emphasizes red fruit flavor that manages to retain balance and freshness on a grand scale. A meaty, crowd-pleasing Cabernet to enjoy with equally huge lamb chops.
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