93 points Purely Domestic Wine Report: "The nose is dusty cherry, aromatic shaved cedar, garrigue and plum with notes of lavender and cocoa. The palate entry is polished black plum, tobacco and ripe crushed berries providing texture and bite, finishing with supple licorice and cedar. Drink: 2020-2032. (Volume 8.4)"
90 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "Composed of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 5% Malbec, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley comes from vineyards on Mount Veeder (56%), Howell Mountain (29%) and Oakville (15%). It was aged in French oak for 22 months, 70% new. Very deep purple-black colored, the nose is just a tad broody and closed to begin, opening out to reveal notes of warm cassis, redcurrant jelly, kirsch and raspberry leaves with hints of wild mushrooms, tilled soil and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a good amount of juicy black fruits with plenty of invigorating red berry and herbal sparks and a chewy texture, finishing on an earthy note. 3,484 cases were made. Drink: 2020-2032. (Nov 2019)"