The 2019 Private Stock Cabernet Sauvignon is the epitome of power and elegance. The nose intrigues with hints of vanilla and fresh herbs like eucalyptus, mint, and thyme. On the palate, dark plum, red currant, and black licorice dominate and show impressive power. Closer study reveals delicate fennel and well-integrated oak that creates a surprisingly elegant finish that belies a wine of such intensity. A must-have addition to any cellar!
"The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Stock 16Rows comes from a selection of best blocks, and there are just four barrels produced. Pure crème decassis, graphite, chalky mineral, iron, and a kiss of classic Oakville black olive all emerge on the nose, and it's heavenly on the palate, with full-bodied richness and perfect balance. There are a scant 100 cases made, so there's not much out there, but don't miss it if you can."
Jeb Dunnuck ~ May 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. A densely packed, terrior-driven wine that will reward cellaring. Best from 2023 through 2040."
Wine Spectator's "Insider Weekly", Ed: August 3, 2022