• Cabernet Sauvignon



    92 points, Year's Best US Cabernet Sauvignon2014 VintageWine & Spirits October 1, 2018
    94 Points, Best Buy, Year's Best US Cabernets2013 VintageWine & SpiritsDecember 1, 2017
    94 Points, Best Buy, Year's Best US Cabernets2013 VintageWine & SpiritsDecember 1, 2017
    90 Points2012 VintageStephen TanzerNovember 12, 2015

    "Bright ruby-red. Sexy oak tones complement aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, mocha, spices and dark chocolate. Sweet, silky blackberry, spice and violet flavors are supported by a strong oak element. This struck me as a rather old-style Cabernet but cleanly made. The dusty tannins spread out horizontally to saturate the palate, leaving behind a flavor of dark raspberry. Finishes with excellent sneaky energy."

    91 Points2012 VintageWine EnthusiastJuly 1, 2015

    “Aromas of dried herb, cherry cola and barrel spice are out in front on this 100% varietal wine. The cherry and blackberry flavors are sweet and plump, showing concentration and depth along with dry, grippy tannins.”

    90 points2011 VintageWine EnthusiastNovember 1, 2014
    89 Points2011 VintageWine AdvocateJune 1, 2014
    90 Points2010 VintageThe Tasting PanelAnthony Dias BlueAugust 1, 2013
    89 Points2009 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanDecember 15, 2012
    93 Points - Editors' Choice2009 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttNovember 1, 2012
    90 Points2006 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttJanuary 25, 2010

    "Malbec and Petit Verdot are the other two grapes in this juicy, toasty blend. There's plenty of black cherry fruit, and equally generous flavors of mocha and toast, all wrapped together around ripe, slightly grainy tannins." - Paul Gregutt, March 2010

    89 Points2010 VintageWine AdvocateJeb DunnuckNovember 30, -0001
    Silver2013 VintageTEXSOM International Wine CompetitionNovember 30, -0001

    tasting notes

    Dark Ruby and garnet core with a crimson rim. Concentrated, expressive and intense; aromas of blackberry, bing cherry, plums, currants, with nuances of cocoa, truffles, baking spices, with sage and white pepper. The soft tannins and balanced acidity are integrated with the rich, viscous mouthfeel. Round and generous with great flavor intensity and a long, lingering, spicy finish.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2013 
    • Varietal Blend: 80.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.6% Grenache, 5.6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3.2% Tempranillo
    • Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
    • pH: 3.8
    • TA: 5.5 g/mL
    • Alcohol: 14.1%
    • Fermentation: All lots were hand-sorted, destemmed and fermented separately using traditional, small-lot handling techniques; emphasis given to pressing times to ensure balanced tannins and maximum fruit expression.
    • Vineyard: Alder Ridge Vineyard