This full-bodied and rich wine displays aromas of jasmin and violets. Supple, yet concentrated, it offers impressive blue and black fruits, graphite, ash, and crushed rock-like Minerality. The texture is seamless and accompanied by plum, black currant, and blueberry flavors with hints of vanilla and pipe tobacco. The long finish resonates with notes of rich chocolate. This is one powerful wine that will keep evolving for many years to come.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni "Opaque ruby. High-pitched aromas of ripe red fruits, peppery spices and fresh flowers, with a subtle vanilla quality in the background. On the palate, juicy redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are complicated by hints of dark chocolate and allspice. Tightens up on the youthfully tannic finish, which clings with very good spicy tenacity." 91 Points
The Wine Advocate -"Scheduled to be bottled in two weeks, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve tastes just like the '12, only with an extra layer of fruit and texture. Black raspberry, new leather, espresso and licorice all give way to a full-bodied, concentrated and intense Cabernet that has a great mid-palate and plenty of sweet tannin. Give it a year or so to incorporate a touch more of its oak and enjoy bottles through 2028. Barrel tasting: 91-94 pts."