“The 2018 Right Bank Blend is a blend of 47% Cabernet Franc, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and l% Petit Verdot, aged for 20 months in French oak, 75% new. Deep garnet- purple in color, it rolls effortlessly, seductively out of the glass with gorgeous scents of lavender, lilacs and baked black cherries, leading to a core of kirsch, warm cassis and chocolate box plus a waft of bouquet garni. The full-bodied palate delivers bright, crunchy fruit, supported by fine-grained tannins and great tension, finishing long, lively and mineral laced. 459 cases were made.”
-Lisa Perrotti Brown, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 96+ Points
“Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label is deep garnet-purple in color and features wonderfully pure, vibrant notes of fresh, ripe blackberries, red and black currants and boysenberries plus suggestions of violets, dark chocolate, unsmoked cigars and pencil shavings. The medium to full-bodied palate coats the mouth with lively black and red fruits, supported with ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and earthy. 279 cases were made.”
-Lisa Perrotti Brown, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 94 Points
“With an expressive bouquet of candied lime leaf, fresh blossoms, and white peach, this wine exudes freshness and perfectly ripe fruits. The texture offers a core of citrus-laced acidity that is balanced by a sense of creaminess achieved by the winemaking technique of sur lie aging. Highly exuberant in flavor, this wine finishes long with precision and minerality.”
-Jennifer Williams, Arrow&Branch Winemaker
“From a site tucked into the most westerly section of the valley on the western edge of Oakville, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard is more backward and reserved, but it will probably merit a triple-digit score at maturity. Notes of blackcurrants, coffee beans, caramelized blueberries, and dark chocolate give way to a full-bodied, powerful 2018 that has lots of tannins but the mid-palate, concentration, and balance to handle them. Hide bottles for a least 5-7 years.”
-Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Critic, 98+ Points
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“Reminding me of a great vintage of La Mission Haut Brion, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard offers a stunning bouquet of blackcurrants, tobacco gravelly earth, chocolate, and lead pencil. Just pure class, with full-body, ultra-fine tannins, and awesome purity and elegance, it’s a stunning achievement in 2017. It’s going to benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age and cruise into cool cellars for over two decades.”
-Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Critic, 98 Points
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