This small production Oakville Cabernet is a fruit forward blend of some of our favorite blocks from the Estate vineyard. The combination of hillside and bench land vines add to the complexity of the wine. The nose reveals black cherry, licorice, violets, crushed lavender, and baking spice. The combination of plum and vanilla on the palate give way to more savory notes of mocha and sage transitioning to a nice long finish. This wine can be enjoyed immediately but will also benefit from a little time in the cellar as well.
92 Points - Vinous, February 2020
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate is another inviting, expressive wine in this range from Vine Cliff. Sweet red cherry, plum, espresso, mocha, licorice, dried flowers and mint give the 2017 a good bit of aromatic freshness to play off the sumptuous fruit. This mid-weight, sensual Napa Valley Cabernet will drink well with minimal cellaring
91 Points - Wine Advocate, October 2019
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate is deep garnet-purple in color with scents of prunes, spice cake, black currant cordial, coffee, dried herbs and earth. The palate is full-bodied, firm and plush with good concentration and a long and spicy finish.