A wine of considerable charm, energy and finesse, 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is opaque ruby red in color, and opens with aromas of ripe cassis, blackberry, espresso and cedar. Although powerful below the surface, the wine is extremely focused and well-balanced, with silky tannins, ample freshness, and vibrant structure, that lead to a crescendo in the lengthy, polished finish.
James Suckling Review - Published Feb. 2, 2021 - Rated 95:
Full-bodied with lots of layered fruit and round, creamy tannins. The palate shows lovely ripe-berry character with chocolate and hazelnut and a long, flavorful finish. Hints of black truffles. Plenty going on here with a firm framework that gives the wine form and interest.
Wine Enthusiast Review - Published 4/1/2021 - Rated 94:
Showing balance within a full-bodied frame, this wine is juicy in blueberry, black cherry and a hint of wild game. Oak adds spice and length, giving the plush, polished tannins room to expand and grip as a finishing touch of coffee bean builds.
Jeb Dunnuck Review - Tasted 1/27/2021 - Rated 93:
A darker, meatier wine than the Rubicon release, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon offers lots of blackcurrants, leafy tobacco, chocolate, and damp earth-like aromas to go with a medium to full-bodied, mouth-filling, concentrated style on the palate. It shows the vintage’s purity as well as its freshness, yet brings a rich, expansive vibe that's a joy to drink. Give bottles 3-4 years and enjoy over the following two decades.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate Review - Issue 5th Nov. 2020 - Rated 90:
Blended of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon rocks up with ready for business scents of stewed plums, Black Forest cake, warm cassis and pencil lead with wafts of forest floor, dried Mediterranean herbs and black olives. The medium-bodied palate is chewy and refreshing with tightly wound red and black fruit layers and an herbal lift on the finish.