The 2019 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich and opulent expression of Vine Cliff's prized soils. Its dynamic, layered bouquet is full of classic cherry pie flavors, vanilla bean and even fennel pollen. The wine shows impressively smooth tannins as it finishes with darker notes of anise, cracked black pepper, and black cherry compote.
96 Poiints - Jeb Dunnuck (May 2022)
Looking at the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate, this beauty is all varietal and spent 20 months in 80% new French oak. Pauillac-like notes of darker currants, chocolate, lead pencil, and loamy earth all define the bouquet, and its full-bodied and beautifully balanced, with a seamless mouthfeel and a great finish.
94 Points - Wine Spectator (August 2022)
Quite ripe yet reserved in style, with a lovely core of black currant and plum reduction backed by ample tobacco, savory and iron accents. Shows serious tug of earth through the finish, but has the fruit keep pace.
94 Points - James Suckling (November 2021)
Blackberries, blackcurrants, cocoa, gravel, cloves and toasted walnuts on the nose. Rich and concentrated with a full body and firm, polished tannins. Long, plush and compact.