Reviews – Single Release

Publication

Wine Enthusiast

Author

Virginie Boone

Date

April 2019

Rating

92 pts, Editors' Choice

Review

This blends a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon with 26% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8% Syrah and 2% Petit Verdot. Together, they interweave into a cohesive whole of clove, black pepper and meaty intensity and integrated oak. Soft and round on the palate, it pleases at an unbelievable price.

Publication

Wine Enthusiast

Author

Virginie Boone

Date

April 2019

Rating

93 pts, Cellar Selection

Review

This blends in a healthy 17% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec, the grapes from several of the valley's appellations, including Oakville and Mount Veeder. In total, the wine is intense in power and tightly wound grip, with textured layers of tar, cocoa powder and black currant. It has years to go in bottle. Enjoy 2025–2030.

Publication

Wine Enthusiast

Author

Virginie Boone

Date

April 2019

Rating

95 pts, Cellar Selection

Review

Cofermented with 11% Petit Verdot, this is a serious, classically made wine from the generous appellation, Old World in its grippy structure and full embrace of cedar, pencil shavings and dried herb. Clove and peppercorn provide additional spice around a length of firm, integrated tannin and oak, finishing in a sanguine element of meat. Enjoy 2025–2030.

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Laube

Date

June 30, 2011

Rating

93

Review

A rich, potent, tightly wound and focused effort, with tiers of mineral, currant, dried berry, sage, black licorice and toasty herb flavors. This unfolds slowly, opening gradually to more layers and dimensions. Best from 2013 through 2022.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker Jr.

Date

February 12

Rating

94

Review

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum is a big, super-ripe wine. This is a decidedly opulent style of Cabernet. Personally, I prefer some of the other wines in the lineup, as the Annum is especially flashy in 2008. Endless layers of dark fruit crescendo to the juicy, intensely rich finish. As outstanding as this is today, it will be even better in a few years' time. The 2008 is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot from J. Davies and Pedregal. Drink: 2013-2023.