Cabernet Sauvignon

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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
Alder Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon