77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec 2015
Santa Cruz Mountains, California, $42.99
"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is bold and pungent in the glass. An explosion of aromatics and fruit that makes a strong opening statement. Savory herb, leather, smoke, tobacco and licorice add shades of nuance to the dark fleshed fruit. The firm tannins need time to soften, but the 2015 is unquestionably a winner. Moreover, from a value perspective, the 2015 is impossible to beat within the context of CA Cabernet Sauvignon. Yields are down a whopping 50%." Antonio Galloni, Vinous August 2018.