91+ WE 90 Pts - Antonio Galloni
- A real knock-out, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
John C. Sullenger Vineyard offers up a compelling of plums, blackberry jam, cloves, graphite and new leather. The flavors are vivid and remarkably precise in this striking, delineated Cabernet Sauvignon
. Violets, lavender and mint add the final shades of complexity on the firm finish. Robert Parker
- "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon John C. Sullenger is a softer wine than the Hayne, shows nice dark plum, black cherry, blackcurrant fruit, forest floor and a bit of spice. It is medium to full-bodied, shows light to moderate tannin and will better in 2-3 years than it shows now. The wine is long, with lots of upside potential." Wine Enthusiast
- "This chocolaty, earthy 100% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a vineyard site in the middle of Oakville, farmsteaded since the 1880s. Campfire and graphite jump out, swaddled in restrained yet sizable tannins and a distinct herbal overtone. Expansive as it develops, the wine finishes strong in vanilla and more chocolate."