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Library Wine Department - Featuring Napa's Elite - 05/02/2019 - Old and Rare Wines

Our Library Wine Department is a treasure trove of some of the most highly collectible and sought after wines in the market. From classic Bordeaux estates to the hottest new cult wineries, our selection is guaranteed to impress.

Highlighted this week is Napa's Elite. In this list, you’ll find blue-chip collectibles from Abreu, Bryant, Lokoya, Screaming Eagle and many others. All are cellar-worthy gems that will reward for decades to come. Whether you are looking for a bottle for a special occasion or to add to your collection, we have the depth of stock to meet whatever your needs may be.

Vintage Item Name Score Qty Retail Link
2011 Abreu "Las Posadas" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (Previously $400) 98 2 $349.99 View
2014 Accendo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 95 1 $349.99 View
2013 Alpha Omega "Era" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 95 3 $219.99 View
2013 Bevan "McGah Vineyard" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 98 2 $249.99 View
2013 Bevan "Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 99 3 $249.99 View
2013 Bevan "Tench Vineyard EE" Oakville Bordeaux Blend 96 3 $219.99 View
2013 Bevan "Wildfoote Vixen Block" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 97 6 $249.99 View
2009 Bryant Family "Bettina" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 98 11 $329.90 View
2010 Bryant Family "Bettina" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 97 10 $349.99 View
2009 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 98 3 $429.99 View
2010 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 96 5 $199.99 View
2012 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 98 5 $249.99 View
2013 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 97 3 $209.99 View
2014 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $276) 98 4 Price: Hidden View
2015 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 97 16 Price: Hidden View
2015 Carter "Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard - La Verdad" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 97 4 $319.99 View
2012 Carter "Beckstoffer To Kalon - The Three Kings" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 96 2 $219.99 View
2013 Carter "Three Kings - Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 97 4 $249.99 View
1990 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 94 2 $219.99 View
2009 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 97 3 $199.99 View
2010 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 98 3 $324.99 View
2010 Continuum Oakville Bordeaux Blend 97 3 $199.99 View
2011 Continuum Oakville Bordeaux Blend (1.5L) 95 2 $299.99 View
2012 Dalla Valle "Maya" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 98 2 $399.99 View
2009 Darioush "Signature" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 90 2 $199.99 View
2016 Diamond Creek "Red Rock Terrace" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Price: Hidden View
2015 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 100 9 $299.00 View
2013 Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 98 2 $359.99 View
2015 Fait-Main "Beckstoffer-Las Piedras Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 97 5 $199.99 View
2014 Harlan Estate Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 98 2 $1,099.99 View
1991 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 94 3 $199.99 View
2015 Hourglass "Blueline Estate 36-24-36" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 98 6 $199.99 View
2014 Joseph Phelps "Backus" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 96 4 $249.99 View
1994 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 98 3 $259.99 View
2015 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 98 >36 $229.99 View
2015 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Scuffed Label 98 2 $229.99 View
2007 Kapcsándy "Grand Vin - State Lane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 100 2 $449.99 View
2012 Kapcsandy "Rapszodia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 98 2 $259.99 View
2004 Larkmead "Solari Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 99 6 $199.99 View
2005 Levy & McClellan Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 95 2 $299.99 View
2012 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 99 4 $349.99 View
2013 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 100 3 $399.99 View
2014 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $390) 99 5 Price: Hidden View
2015 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 99 5 Price: Hidden View
2010 Lokoya Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 96 2 $279.99 View
2011 Lokoya Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 98 9 $289.99 View
2014 Lokoya Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $390) 100 5 Price: Hidden View
2011 Lokoya Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 96 3 $269.99 View
2014 Lokoya Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 98 4 $359.99 View
2015 Lokoya Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 98 2 $389.99 View
2012 Maybach "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 98 3 $299.99 View
2013 Maybach "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 100 2 $399.99 View
2015 Maybach "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 100 12 $349.99 View
2015 Morlet "Morlet Estate" St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 98 2 Price: Hidden View
2013 Myriad "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard - Elysian Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 100 2 $799.99 View
2015 Myriad "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard - Elysian Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 98 2 $449.99 View
2016 Myriad "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard - Elysian" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 100 5 $399.99 View
1994 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 96 3 $359.99 View
1995 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 93 3 $359.99 View
1996 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 94 2 $349.99 View
1998 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 93 3 $299.99 View
2010 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 97 9 $499.99 View
2015 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 98 >36 $329.95 View
2013 Outpost "True Vineyard" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 99 4 $249.99 View
2014 Patria "Avoyelles" Oakville Bordeaux Blend (1.5L) 95 6 Price: Hidden View
2009 Philip Togni Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 92 2 $199.99 View
2013 Plumpjack "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $385) 100 3 Price: Hidden View
2013 Pott "Actaeon - Quixote Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 94 2 $299.99 View
2013 Pott "Le Nouveau Western Star Vineyard" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 95 2 $319.99 View
2013 Pott "The Arsenal - Greer Vineyard" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 95 2 $399.99 View
2013 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 98 5 $549.99 View
2007 Scarecrow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (lightly nicked labels) 100 2 $949.99 View
2015 Schrader "Beckstoffer Georges III" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 97 2 $349.99 View
2013 Schrader "Beckstoffer To Kalon - RBS" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 99 2 $299.99 View
2014 Schrader ''Old Sparky'' Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 98 2 $899.99 View
2002 Screaming Eagle Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 97 3 $3,799.99 View
2004 Screaming Eagle Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 97 3 $3,299.99 View
2006 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 95 2 $239.99 View
2012 The Crane Assembly "G.B. Crane" St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2 $199.99 View
2012 The Grade "Winfield Vineyard - Kingly Project" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 99 2 $229.99 View
2013 Turnbull "Black Label" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 99 2 $219.99 View
2014 Venge "Family Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 96 2 $259.99 View


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2011 Abreu "Las Posadas" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (Previously $400) - 2 available ($349.99)

96-98 points Vinous: "Readers who want to understand the degree to which Howell Mountain was favored over other parts of the valley in 2011 should check out David Abreu's 2011 Proprietary Red Howell Mountain. A vivid, multidimensional wine, the 2011 is endowed with tons of depth and sheer richness in its blueberries, cassis and black currants. All of the hallmarks of this site come through beautifully. Menthol, crushed rocks and licorice inform the explosive finish. Frankly, this is an eye-opening effort in terms of what was possible in 2011. (AG)" (12/2012)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Proprietary Red Howell Mountain exhibits good red and black fruit, roasted meat, sweet forest floor and wet gravel characteristics, undeniable minerality, medium to full body and beautiful ripeness, purity and depth. Although it is the least concentrated of Abreus 2011s, it is still a big wine as well as one of the vintages most successful efforts. Drink it over the next decade. (RP)" (10/2014)

K&L Notes: About Abreu: "Growing up, Napa Valley was David Abreu's playground as well as his classroom. Born into a family of ranchers, he spent the better part of his youth working in Napa's original vineyards. Over time, David's sense of what makes a site stand out—why one vineyard makes great wine and another's is just good—was sharpened beyond the ordinary. Eventually, intuition and experience led him to four exceptional vineyard properties: Madrona Ranch, Cappella, Las Posadas, and Thorevilos. He planned and planted each one. And with an uncompromising—some might say insane—commitment to quality, he and his crew farm them to perfection. Alongside Brad Grimes, a chef turned winemaker, he whittles one hundred barrels down to just 12,000 bottles of single-site Cabernet blends. You could call it passion beyond reason. And you may be right."

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2014 Accendo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($349.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon gives a deep garnet-purple color and leaps from the glass with notes of warm black currants and red currants preserves plus touches of sandalwood, cigar box, spice box, licorice and menthol and the faintest hints of forest floor and potpourri. Medium-bodied with a fantastic intensity of red and black fruits and accented with pepper, spice and earthy notions, it has a firm, chewy backbone and great freshness, finishing with lingering mineral notes. (LPB) 95+" (12/2017)

95 points Vinous: "A wine of precision, nuance and tension, Accendo's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon continues to grow in bottle. There is a sense of translucent vibrancy in the 2014 that is especially admirable. Red and purplish-toned fruit, lavender, mint and crushed rocks are all beautifully delineated, but it is the wine's shape and drive that I find most alluring today. This is a fabulous showing. (AG)" (03/2018)

Jancis Robinson: "Relatively pale crimson (for Napa). Pretty deep, bright crimson for, say, France. Very healthy-looking. Much more intense nose than the 2013, with the same balsam note, but with more lusciousness and layers - and more ripeness. Still quite youthful and sprightly. Dry, long finish and good potential. Still fairly embryonic. 17.5/20 points. (JR)" (02/2018)

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2013 Alpha Omega "Era" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend ($219.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Alpha Omegas 2013 ERA is a selection of the best lots from all of their single vineyards, and even though it is a proprietary red, this version is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc. The wine is tightly coiled, very reserved, with relatively high tannin, but a saturated purple color, and shows notes of charcoal, incense, white flowers and black and blue fruits. Its all there, but this wine begs for 5-8 years of bottle age before consumption. It should last for 25-30 years as well. (RP)" (10/2015)

94 points James Suckling: "This is a rich and exotic red with loads of blueberry, blackberry and lavender aromas and flavors. Full and velvety. Long and flavorful finish. Super tannin integration. Flashy style, and satisfying. Drink or hold." (01/2016)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Rich, with explosive dark berry, spicy oak, licorice, currant and plum flavors. Remarkably complex and surprisingly svelte given the size, with the elegance making this appealing to drink now. (JL)" (11/2016)

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2013 Bevan "McGah Vineyard" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($249.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon McGah Vineyard is pushing toward perfection. A beautiful nose of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, licorice, graphite and camphor all jump from the glass of this wine of majestic intensity, a magnificent, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a super-concentrated and pure finish. It should drink well for another three decades. (RP)" (10/2015)

95 points Vinous: "A big, ripe, opulent wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon McGah Vineyard races across the palate with layers of blackberry jam, cassis, mocha, plum, cloves and new leather. This is one of the more unctuous, flashy wines in the Bevan range and will appeal most to readers who enjoy the racier side of Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)" (10/2015)

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2013 Bevan "Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 3 available ($249.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The last two 2013s I tasted included the 2013 Proprietary Red Sugarloaf Mountain. This fabulous and exciting elixir is a equal-part blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot aged in equal parts Gamba and Darnajou, all new French oak. A stunning nose of forest floor, blueberry, blackberry, mulberry and spring flowers soars from the glass of this inky purple wine. Another offering of great intensity, with voluptuous texture and lavish, almost extravagant fruit richness, this pure, rich and incredibly well-made wine is yet more proof that Bevan is a genius on so many levels, as he can produce compelling wines whether they are Bordeaux varietals, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc or even Chardonnay. (RP)" (10/2015)

96 points Vinous: "Rich, opulent and voluptuous - with no hard edges and exceptional balance - the 2013 Proprietary Red Sugarloaf Mountain wraps around the palate with serious depth and intensity. Sweet red cherry, plum, mocha, spice and wild flowers meld together effortlessly. A blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the Sugarloaf takes over all the senses with its heady richness and unctuousness. (AG)" (10/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Notably rich and juicy, with tiers of blackberry, dusty earth and black licorice, showing cedar-scented tannins that impart a measure of refinement. Ends slightly trim, offering savory herb and dusty earth notes. (JL)" (03/2016)

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2013 Bevan "Tench Vineyard EE" Oakville Bordeaux Blend ($219.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 EE Tench Vineyard, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Cabernet Franc, is a stunner. This comes from the red, rocky terraces near the Dalla Valle Vineyard on the western Vaca hillsides in Oakville. This wine has great intensity, with notes of scorched earth, jammy blackberry and cassis fruit, some licorice, underbrush and truffle. It is elegant, yet powerful and authoritative, pure and multi-layered, with a phenomenal finish of close to 50 seconds. (RP)" (10/2015)

96 points Vinous: "A wine of superb purity, finesse and richness, the 2013 Red Wine EE Tench Vineyard offers superb balance to match its inviting personality. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the EE is totally alluring from the very first taste. The Franc adds striking floral and savory notes along with a kick of freshness. (AG)" (10/2015)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Strikingly complex, rich and nuanced, with a wonderful sense of harmony and finesse. Displays an opulent core of juicy black cherry, blackberry, black licorice, savory dried herb, cedary oak and loamy earth. The finish gains depth and nuance, hanging on the palate. (JL)" (05/2016)

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2013 Bevan "Wildfoote Vixen Block" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon - 6 available ($249.99)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From a vineyard owned by Screaming Eagles former proprietress, Jean Phillips, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Vixen Block Wildfoote is all Cabernet Sauvignon from clone 7, aged in equal parts new Taransaud and new Darnajou. An amazing wine, opaque purple in color, with sweet cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake, blackberry and cassis as well as some charcoal and incense, this fabulous wine is super-rich and capable of 30 years of further evolution. (RP) 97+" (10/2015)

96 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Wildfoote Vineyard Vixen Block, from Jeannie Philipps's, Stags Leap property, is fabulous. Inky, deep and mysterious, the 2013 possesses remarkable nuance and detail. Lavender, mint, spice and sage are some of the signatures in a wine endowed with tons of Stags' Leap personality. Sweet lavender, mint and pine meld into the sleek, silky finish. (AG)" (10/2015)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Supple, juicy and harmonious, with a wealth of rich flavors built around black and red fruits, offering currant, plum, blackberry, anise, sage and cedary oak details. Complete, featuring tannins that fold in gracefully, ending with a touch of chicory. (JL)" (05/2016)

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2009 Bryant Family "Bettina" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 11 available ($329.90)

98 points Vinous: "The estate's 2009 Bettina offers up sweet red berries, freshly cut flowers, mint, spices and crushed rocks. The 2009 Bettina stands out for its bright, high-toned aromas and flavors, as well as its intense, saline minerality. Everything about the 2009 is in the right place. This is a flat-out great bottle of wine. In a word: Fabulous. Wow! (AG)" (12/2012)

95 points Wine Spectator: "This red shares the plush texture and savory herb, spice and lavender notes of the Cabernet, presented in a tight mix of dried currant, mineral, crushed rock and tobacco flavors. (JL)" (10/2012)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Bettina is usually very impressive. The dense plum/purple-colored 2009 Bettina offers lots of white chocolate, espresso roast, Asian spice, black currant and incense characteristics as well as an attractive, suave, fleshy mouthfeel. It can be enjoyed today and over the next 15 years. (RP)" (10/2013)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red. Fresh aromas of redcurrant, violet, minerals, licorice, menthol and forest floor; more floral than the flagship Cabernet. Rich and sweet in the mouth, with terrific blue and black berry intensity. Not quite as suave as the flagship bottling but vibrant and very long; the tannins are chewy and broad but a bit less polished. Still youthfully tight. (ST) 93+" (05/2012)

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2010 Bryant Family "Bettina" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 10 available ($349.99)

97 points Vinous: "The 2010 Bettina impresses for its tremendous energy, polish and vibrancy. Clean, saline notes support layers of expressive dark red fruit, crushed rocks, smoke, wild flowers and tobacco. A delineated, highly expressive wine, the 2010 emphasizes focus and clarity, but with all of the classic Bryant richness. I especially like the way the 2010 turns dark and explosive on the finish. In 2010, the Bettina is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, all from David Abreu's Madrona Ranch, Thorevilos and Lucia vineyards. (AG)" (11/2013)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Bettina exhibits abundant notes of graphite, charcoal, blackberries and espresso roast along with fabulous fruit concentration and an unctuously textured, full-bodied mouthfeel with great definition and richness. This superb Bordeaux blend is more broodingly backward than the 2009, but it demonstrates the potential for at least two decades of longevity. (RP)" (10/2013)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Jazzy oak delivers mocha, espresso and vanilla bean up front, with the core flavors centered around vibrant currant, wild berry, cedar and cigar box. Gains all the way, ending with a long, persistent finish that keeps opening doors of flavor. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2028. 396 cases made. (JL)" (10/2013)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(15.6% alcohol; 75.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.5% each Cabernet Franc and Merlot, and 1.5% Petit Verdot): Saturated ruby-red color. Darker and more brooding on the nose than the estate bottling, hinting at cassis, bitter chocolate and earth. Then almost surprisingly thick and sweet in the mouth, with harmonious acidity giving shape to the flavors of black and blue fruits, espresso and black pepper. Finishes with slightly tough (Howell Mountain?) tannins and firm minerality. This has gained in texture and sweetness, without any loss of structure, since I tasted it from barrel a year ago. (ST) 93+" (06/2013)

K&L Notes: Bryant Family's "Bettina" is their fantastic Bordeaux blend: 75.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.5% each Cabernet Franc and Merlot, and 1.5% Petit Verdot, sourced from David Abreu's own vineyards on Howell Mountain and in St Helena.

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2009 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($429.99)

97-98 points James Suckling: "Insane nose of pure cassis, minerals, and gorgeous flowers. This is stunning. Full and juicy, with amazing layers of fruit, from cassis to blueberries and hints of vanilla on the great finish." (04/2011)

97 points Vinous: "Bryant's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is totally gorgeous. Mocha, plums, espresso, rosemary and plums are some of the many notes that burst from the glass in this rich, powerful, totally seductive wine. The 2009 impresses for its sensual personality and sheer class. An impeccable sense of refinement and polish rounds out this huge, glorious Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a wine of extraordinary elegance. (AG)" (12/2012)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rich and smooth in tannins, with some sharpness through the finish, this shows masses of ripe blackberries and dark chocolate. A bit of time in the glass reprises and accentuates the chocolaty richness. Despite its power, this is refined and high toned, a serious cellar candidate. Give it 1015 years. *Cellar Selection*" (10/2012)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The fabulous 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill displays the tell-tale floral character that routinely emerges from this vineyard, along with blueberry and black currant liqueur intermixed with hints of oak, camphor and incense. The purity of the fruit, the layered, multidimensional mouthfeel and spectacular 50-second finish are all characteristics of some of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignons Napa Valley has ever produced. This beauty is one of the candidates for wine of the vintage. It should continue to drink well for 25-30 years. (RP)" (10/2013)

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good dark red. Expressive, complex scents of plum, black raspberry, cedar, tobacco leaf, mocha and minerals. Fine-grained and energetic on the palate, with its sweet plum and mocha flavors lifted by a floral element. There's something Pomerol-like about this wine, which is about much more than simply primary fruit and displays more energy than either the '08 or '07 bottlings. A youthful yet already impeccably balanced wine with great class and finesse, this beauty finishes with utterly seamless, noble tannins. Winemaker Marc Gagnon named this as one of his three favorite bottles of this tasting. (ST)" (05/2017)

95 points Wine Spectator: "A real beauty, exhibiting riveting aromatics that touch a range of dark berry, green olive and herb flavors, with cedar, mocha and espresso notes. Yet for all the size and density of this Cabernet, the tannins are fine and silky. Best from 2014 through 2030. *Collectibles* (JL)" (10/2012)

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2010 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($199.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Chris Carpenter has done a fabulous job with the 2010 Cardinale. The wine boasts a huge center of fruit backed up by equally firm, imposing tannins. Layers of dark red fruit, mocha, cinnamon and new leather explode from the glass. The 2010 is a huge Cardinale endowed with superb depth, power and richness. At the same time, there is a mid-palate generosity and pliancy that leads me to believe the 2010 will drink beautifully once the tannins soften a touch. Hints of tar, graphite and iron add personality on the full-bodied, intense finish. The 2010 is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, predominantly from mountain sites. The ability to blend fruit from various top-notch sites works great here. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030. (AG)" (12/2012)

96 points Vinous: "Chris Carpenter has done a fabulous job with the 2010 Cardinale. The wine boasts a huge center of fruit backed up by equally firm, imposing tannins. Layers of dark red fruit, mocha, cinnamon and new leather explode from the glass. The 2010 is a huge Cardinale endowed with superb depth, power and richness. At the same time, there is a mid-palate generosity and pliancy that leads me to believe the 2010 will drink beautifully once the tannins soften a touch. Hints of tar, graphite and iron add personality on the full-bodied, intense finish. The 2010 is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, predominantly from mountain sites. The ability to blend fruit from various top-notch sites works great here. (AG)" (12/2012)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(contains 15% merlot; 95% from mountain fruit; 98% new oak): Good bright ruby-red. Refined, restrained, slightly medicinal aromas of cassis, licorice, herbs, lead pencil and coffee. Sweet, plush and energetic but youthfully reserved, with the medicinal quality carrying through on the palate. Most impressive today on the broad, slowly building finish, which features firm but very suave tannins and terrific lift. This may merit an even higher rating by the time it's released next fall. (ST) 92+" (05/2013)

91 points Wine Spectator: "This is marked by appealing cream- and mocha-laced flavors, with a dash of espresso woven into the dense dried berry, loamy earth, cedar and tobacco notes. Maintains a tight focus and gains on the finish, though the tannins are dry and gripping. Best from 2014 through 2026. 1,525 cases made. (JL)" (11/2013)

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2012 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 5 available ($249.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Cardinales 2012 Proprietary Red, the flagship wine from the Jackson Family, was looked after and put-together by winemaker Chris Carpenter from numerous vineyard sites traversing Napa Valley. The 2012's final blend was 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot with 94% new French oak used. Terroirists undoubtedly lament the fact that nine different vineyards and seven different appellations were utilized, but the resulting wine is prodigious. A dense purple color is accompanied by notes of graphite, blackberries, blackcurrants, roasted coffee, vanillin, baking spices and forest floor. With enormous complexity and richness as well as full-bodied power and voluptuousness, it is a wine of exceptional purity, intensity, and well-integrated acidity, alcohol, tannin and wood. This seamless, majestic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated 2012 should drink well for two decades. (RP)" (10/2014)

96 points Decanter: "A Cab-dominated blend that's voluptuous and polished, yet with acid and tannin backbone for the cellar. Vivid, dark cherry fruit, seamless texture and a long, mouthwatering close. Drink 2015-2027. (LM)" (09/2015)

95 points Vinous: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Cardinale is totally seamless and textured on the palate, with layers of ripe, racy fruit, tons of intensity and an opulent, voluptuous finish that captures the essence of this style to the T. Dark red stone fruits, cinnamon, cedar, tobacco and new leather linger on the creamy finish. Winemaker Chris Carpenter draws across the entire range of Kendall Jackson's Napa Valley properties to craft Cardinale. In 2012, the blend is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot from nine vineyards in a total of seven AVA's (Howell Mountain, Diamond Mountain, Spring Mountain, Mt. Veeder, Stags' Leap, Yountville and St. Helena). (AG)" (12/2014)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Impressively balanced and well-proportioned, centered on rich, deep currant, blackberry, wild berry and black licorice flavors, revealing a dusty, cedary oak side. Ends tight and structured. Drink now through 2028. (JL)" (07/2015)

91 points James Suckling: "Figs and dried fruits with some tar predominate in the nose of this red wine. This has polished tannins, good bright fruit and a medium finish. Drink or hold." (01/2016)

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2013 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($209.99)

97 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is simply stunning. A real head-turner, the 2013 possesses superb density and tons of pure power. The flavors are deep, powerful and explosive. Mocha, new leather, and licorice wrap around a core of dark, sumptuous fruit. This dense, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon will require considerable patience, but it is super-impressive. And then some. Chris Carpenter crafted the 2013 from an assortment of parcels, most of them mountain sites on Diamond Mountain, Mt. Veeder and Howell Mountain. This is a real stand out. (AG)" (10/2015)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A brilliant wine from winemaker Chris Carpenter and the Kendall-Jackson family, this blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot, mostly coming from mountain vineyards owned by the Jackson family, is fabulous. The 2013 Cardinale Proprietary Red Wine is dense purple-colored, a big, sweet kiss of crème de cassis as well as licorice, blackberry and espresso are all present in this full-bodied, rather sublime and intense Cabernet Sauvignon that should drink well for 25 or more years. This was aged in about 91% new French oak for 18-20 months prior to bottling. It is certainly one of the finest Cardinales I have tasted in my experience. (RP)" (10/2015)

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2014 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $276) - 4 available Price: Hidden

98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2014 Cardinale is another awesome wine from winemaker Chris Carpenter, and I actually like it more than the 2015. A blend from multiple estate vineyards, its deep purple color is followed by a larger than life bouquet of sweet crème de cassis, scorched earth, graphite, tobacco leaf and spicy wood. A big, opulent, sexy wine, it has incredible grace and elegance as well as beautiful purity and a great finish. This is a tour de force in Cabernet Sauvignon that does everything right. It's approachable today (as are almost all 2014s) yet is going to cruise in the cellar for another two decades or more. Bravo!" (12/2017)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A magnificent wine made the by the brilliant winemaker Chris Carpenter, who also works for the Kendall-Jackson empire at Lakoya and a handful of other estates, this blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot is sourced from multiple vineyards owned by the Jacksons, from Veeder Peak to Spring Mountain to Howell Mountain. In 2014, it reminded me of a great vintage of Pontet-Canet from Pauillac, but slightly bigger than life. The inky purple color, the stunning nose of cedar wood, unsmoked cigar tobacco, graphite, crème de cassis and subtle new oak is followed by a multi-layered, profoundly concentrated, large-scaled wine with sensational levels of blackcurrant fruit moving toward blackberries. A wine of great intensity, silky tannins and adequate acidity, this is clearly one of the great, great wines of the vintage, and another tour de force in winemaking from Carpenter. It is a 15- to 20- year wine, but the window for drinking it is probably that big as well. (RP)" (10/2016)

96 points Vinous: "A powerful, unctuous wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is striking. Intense, expressive aromatics make a strong first impression. Silky tannins wrap around a core of dark red cherry, plum, mocha, spice and leather. Deep, unctuous and beautifully layered throughout, the 2014 Cabernet is a fabulous wine in this vintage. All the elements simply fall into place effortlessly. (AG)" (12/2016)

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2015 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Price: Hidden

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2015 Cardinale is heavenly juice made from 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot thats from a number of AVAs in Napa Valley. It offers a beautiful perfume of crème de cassis, black raspberry jam, graphite, and scorched earth. This gives way to a full-bodied, elegant, impressively concentrated 2015 that has the deep, concentrated fruit of the vintage, yet stays fresh, lively and graceful on the palate. This is high-class stuff that can be drunk anytime over the coming 20-25 years." (12/2017)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon (containing 10% Merlot) gives beautiful red, black and blue fruit notes with touches of dried herbs, spice cake and unsmoked cigars, plus a waft of cedar. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm structure with plenty of gregarious mid-palate fruit, finishing with a lingering herbal lift. This seductive blockbuster is temptingly drinkable now and it should age gracefully over 15-20 years. (LPB) 96+" (12/2017)

96 points Vinous: "The 2015 Cardinale is dark, sensual and totally beguiling. Voluptuous fruit and soft, racy contours make a strong opening statement. The dark cherry, mocha, smoke, plum, spice and new leather flavors are all amped up in a seamless, alluring Cardinale that is going to be nearly impossible to resist in its youth. There is so much to like here. (AG)" (03/2018)

94 points Decanter: "It's the rare Napa Cab that drinks beautifully both on release and through a decade or more - this is one of them: decadently plush and juicy, with lifted floral aromas and smooth, seamless tannins. It sports great verve and polish, with oak, ripeness, acidity and alcohol all in balance. (LM)" (07/2018)

93 points Wine Spectator: "A ripe, juicy, seemingly forward style, with mouthfilling plum and blackberry compote notes before the back end delivers gutsy black licorice, chocolate and roasted apple wood flavors that will need some time in the cellar to integrate fully. Has the energy to pull everything together. (JM)" (05/2019)

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2015 Carter "Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard - La Verdad" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($319.99)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Very deep inky-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard La Verdad is scented of freshly crushed black currants, warm blackberries and black cherries with touches of incense, damp earth and cigar boxes plus a waft of anise. Full-bodied and beautifully poised in the mouth, the elegant fruit layers are well framed by very fine, pixelated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and layered. (LPB) 97+" (10/2017)

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Verdad is one of the larger, more opulent, almost over the top wines in the lineup. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a site in St. Helena, its deep purple color is followed by a huge nose of currants, chocolate, scorched earth, and toasted spices. Uber-rich, super concentrated, layered, and packed with sweet fruit, it nevertheless has incredible purity of fruit. It should shed its baby fat in 7-8 years and keep for two decades or more." (12/2017)

93 points Vinous: "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer La Verdad Las Piedras Vineyard is a dense, unctuous wine with silky tannins, soft contours and notable concentration. La Verdad is a rare Las Piedras Cabernet that is built more on fruit richness than minerality or structure. At present, the new oak is a bit overpowering. The 2015 should drink well relatively early. (AG)" (03/2018)

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2012 Carter "Beckstoffer To Kalon - The Three Kings" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($219.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another killer effort is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Three Kings. Its splitting hairs at this level of quality, but this cuvée achieved 14.8% natural alcohol compared to its siblings 14.9%. You certainly cant tell that in the glass. In fact, you would be hard pressed to believe it was over 13% given the wealth of fruit and layered texture. Abundant blue and black fruit, licorice, graphite and spice notes are present in this beautiful Pauillac-like Napa Valley wine. Full-bodied and opulent, this is another big-time winner from Carter Cellars. Drink it over the next 12-15+ years. (RP)" (10/2014)

91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(all clone 7): Very dark aromas of cassis, black cherry, licorice and exotic spices. A juicy, spicy lively midweight; less obviously sweet and plush than The Grand Daddy and more saline right now. This tight wine shows terrific underlying power but today the savory tannins are in control. (ST)" (05/2014)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Features a firm, muscular core of dusty wild berry, anise, sage and black licorice flavors. Never sheds the loamy tannins but manages to ease into a more graceful texture without sacrificing authority. Drink now through 2026. (JL)" (10/2015)

92 points Vinous: "Super-ripe dark fruit, menthol, smoke, spices and leather are all laced together in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon The Three Kings. Rich, succulent and perfumed to the core, the 2012 possesses gorgeous depth, persistence and voluptuousness. The Three Kings is pure Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon, so not surprisingly this is an ample, broad-shouldered wine. (AG)" (12/2014)

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2013 Carter "Three Kings - Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - 4 available ($249.99)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Three Kings shows gorgeous blackberry and blueberry fruit, some white floral notes, a full-bodied, multilayered mouthfeel, fabulous precision, purity and balance, an inky mouthfeel, but nothing heavy or out of balance. This is profound Cabernet Sauvignon from a great, great vintage. Drink it over the next 25-30 years. (RP)" (12/2015)

95 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Three Kings is the deepest and most savory of Mark Carter's three Cabernets from To Kalon. Iron, smoke, minerals and a host of ferrous notes are pushed forward, while the fruit sits more in the background. With time in the glass the wine opens up beautifully, revealing layers of nuance and pure textural resonance. Tobacco, cedar, smoke and a host of savory/mineral overtones take on greater prominence as the wine continues to flesh out. This is another super-expressive wine from Mark Carter and Mike Smith. (AG)" (10/2015)

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1990 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($219.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1990 Cabernet Sauvignon-Special Selection appears to be the best Caymus has produced since 1986 and 1985. Two thousand, six-bottle cases will be released in February, 1994. The wine offers a saturated, dark purple color, and a rich, spicy, oaky nose backed up by generous quantities of jammy blackcurrants. Ripe, highly extracted, and full-bodied, with copious amounts of sweet tannin and layers of fruit, this is a knock-out, flamboyantly-styled Cabernet. (RP)" (10/1993)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Aging extremely well, this is rich, sleek and elegant, with a wide range of black cherry, anise, currant, plum and earth notes that offer depthand complexity, finishing in a long aftertaste. Tannins are softening. (JL)" (02/2001)

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2009 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($199.99)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "So delicious now, you can hardly keep your hands off it. Blackberry tart, ripe blueberry, cassis, milk chocolate, licorice and sweet, smoky cedar flavors flood the mouth, dramatically huge and memorable, and lasting long into the finish. The tannins are obvious, but sweetly ripe and soft. A brilliant evocation of Napa Cabernet, despite a high production level of nearly 30,000 cases, which is about the same size as a Bordeaux first growth. Shows the class and potency this bottling has exhibited for many years, and believe it or not, the price is a is a relative bargain these days." (03/2012)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Temptingly rich and layered, with complex mocha, plum and wild berry fruit that's spicy and aromatic. Full-bodied, gaining depth and turning ever more elegant and detailed, with tannins that give this traction. (JL)" (09/2011)

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "High in ripeness and generously enriched by scads of creamy, somewhat caramelly, slightly toasty oak, this full and complete wine from Caymus does a masterful job of delivering lots of concentrated currant fruit tinged with notes of blueberry and root beer. It is supple and a tad fleshy in feel and takes full advantage of its ample tannins for some needed spine that serves as an offset to its never-say-die, lengthy fruit on the palate. Put it away for five to ten years. *Two Stars*" (04/2012)

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2010 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($324.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection exhibits an opaque purple color, slightly more toasty oak in the aromatics, and explosive richness on the attack, mid-palate and length. The nose is slightly more restrained than in the regular bottling, but there is no doubting the Special Selection is a cut or two above the Napa bottling when it hits the palate. Extraordinary purity of fruit, creme de cassis, licorice and incense all emerge from this full-bodied, iconic classic. It can be enjoyed now and over the next 25+ years. (RP)" (10/2013)

96 points Wine Spectator: "A seductive style that's openly fruity, showing supple plum and black cherry notes, with floral scents and spices, turning creamy and gaining a mocha-espresso-vanilla scent that's enticing. Finishes with a smooth texture, fine-grained tannins and then another burst of fruit. Drink now through 2025. *Top 100 Wines of 2013, Collectibles* (JL)" (06/2013)

93 points Vinous: "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection is, big, rich, voluptuous and totally sexy. Mocha, chocolate, plums, sweet spices and black cherries jump from the glass in this full-bodied, intense wine. This is one of the more immediate wines of the vintage, but all the elements are very nicely balanced. (AG)" (12/2012)

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Heady and polished, this is a rich Napa Valley Cabernet focused on sweet black fruit. Its based on a mix of owned and leased vineyards in eight Napa sub-AVAs, 75 percent in the valley, the balance on hillsides or higher into the mountains. New French oak comes across in scents of espresso-roast coffee and cedar, while the fruit has blue-black depths of plum skin. Its tight and relatively austere for this style of Napa Valley Cabernet, needing bottle age to show its best." (12/2013)

K&L Notes: A cool summer pushed the final days of the 2010 harvest into the month of November, and Caymus reduced production by 40% to select grapes that were up to the standards of their benchmark Cabernet.

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2010 Continuum Oakville Bordeaux Blend - 3 available ($199.99)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This was made from 100% Pritchard Hill fruit this year, although not all of it was estate fruit. Blended of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot, the 2010 Proprietary Red is deep garnet-purple colored and sings of plums preserves, blueberry coulis, lilacs, roses and black tea with pencil shavings and unsmoked tobacco nuances. Medium to full-bodied with a very firm foundation of ripe, grainy tannins, the palate has amazing freshness and energy, finishing on a lingering earthy note. (LPB)" (02/2019)

96 points Vinous: "With a few years in bottle, the 2010 Continuum is starting to show the first signs of complexity. Dark red and purple-hued, the 2010 is laced with violets, lavender, smoke, sage and mint. The late season heat spike give the fruit an extra level of juiciness, but the tannins are those of a cool year and the mountain site. Ideally, readers will be able to cellar the 2010 for another few years. (AG)" (12/2014)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot; this is 92% from estate vines on Pritchard Hill, the highest percentage to date): Dark red-ruby. High-pitched aromas of cassis, blueberry, and flowers. Lush, silky and fine-grained, with complex flavors of dark berries and graphite minerality complicated by sweet oak and piquant notes of rose petal and green apple. At once powerful and suave on the long back end, finishing with firm tannins and lingering minerality. I retasted the 2009 next to this wine with Tim Mondavi and although the '09 is a remarkably rich wine (I rated it 93 again), the 2010 is more vibrant and delineated. "The 2010 is more nuanced by virtue of its cool season," noted Mondavi. "Its delicacy and nerve are due to the cool vintage." Mondavi does what he describes as "more of a Burgundy elevage," using 75% oak fermenters (and the rest concrete) to get more breadth, suppler tannins and complex aromas in his wine, with just a light stirring of the lees below the cap. (ST)" (06/2013)

93 points Wine Spectator: "An enticing, graceful style, this achieves a deft balance and refined dark berry, cedar and black licorice notes that linger on the finish as the tannins gain traction and grip. (JL)" (08/2013)

K&L Notes: Continuum is the next generation of Mondavis (Tim and Marcia) doing what Mondavis do best: innovating and making excellent wine. Continuum is a Left Bank—style Bordeaux blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon from the winery's higher-elevation Pritchard Hill estate in Oakville.

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2011 Continuum Oakville Bordeaux Blend (1.5L) - 2 available ($299.99)

95 points Vinous: "One of the wines of the vintage, the 2011 Continuum is just as beautiful as it has always been. Crystalline, pure and wonderfully nuanced in the glass, the 2011 offers gorgeous aromatics, finely-sculpted fruit and fabulous overall balance. Sweet rose petal, dark-fleshed stone fruits, mint, spices and leather are some of the signatures. With several years in the bottle the 2011 is becoming more and more exotic, with a captivating interplay of aromatics, fruit and a classically inspired sense of structure. Once again, the 2011 Continuum shows just how strong the vintage can be in the right places. (AG) 95+" (10/2015)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This classic Napa Valley blendthe majority Cabernet Sauvignon, supported by 12% Petit Verdot (quite noticeable in the wine), 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlotis made from grapes grown on volcanic soils. Needing a decant or many years in cellar, it is savory and dusty in coffee and Mediterranean spice, the fruit predominantly blackberry and plum and the tannins supple but not yet smooth. *Cellar Selection* (VB)" (12/2014)

94 points James Suckling: "I love the perfume and fresh flower aromas with hints of currants and minerals. Full to medium body, fine tannins and savory finish. Such balance and beauty. Such a reserved and pretty wine. Drink or hold." (06/2016)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Proprietary Red is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it features fragrant earth, wet slate and bay leaves notes over a core of crushed blackberries, redcurrants and cassis with hints of pencil lead, iodine and beef drippings. Medium-bodied with a firm, chewy frame, it has lovely restraint and a long, earthy finish. (LPB)" (02/2019)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(75% cabernet sauvignon 12% petit verdot, 11% cabernet franc and 2% merlot): Full ruby-red. Sexy, slightly liqueur-like aromas of currant, plum syrup, licorice, menthol and iron. Spicy and energetic but with a soft, creamy middle giving the wine considerable early appeal. Not a hugely fleshy or structured cabernet but offers lovely restrained sweetness and inner-mouth aromatic character. Finishes with building, slightly tough mountain tannins that call for four or five years of patience. (ST)" (06/2014)

92 points Wine Spectator: "This rich, harmonious, supple-textured wine shows the potential of 2011, with dense dark berry, dried herb, mocha, cedar and tobacco leaf notes. Ends up dry and tannic, with a push of ripe fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2024. (JL)" (10/2014)

K&L Notes: A previous 92-point Wine Advocate review by Robert Parker: "Another strong effort by Tim Mondavi from this relatively new project on Pritchard Hill, the 2011 Continuum’s final blend was 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot. Harvested late, between October 17 and November 3, it spent 19 months in 85% new French oak. The wine’s impressive deep ruby/plum/purple color is followed by notes of blackcurrants, black cherries and spring flowers. Like most 2011s, it has evolved early, but it is a medium to full-bodied beauty that represents one of the most successful wines of the vintage. Drink it now and over the next 12-16 years." (10/2014)

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2012 Dalla Valle "Maya" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend ($399.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dalla Valle was the first winery to demonstrate what heights Cabernet Franc could reach in the valley with their Maya proprietary blend, which averages 50-55% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2012 Maya is a spectacular offering. I recently had the 1991 (made by Tony Soter) and it is still drinking exceptionally well. In fact, it could still be called an adolescent at 23 years of age. The 2012 Maya is already revealing great complexity with notes of forest floor, licorice, truffles, red and blackcurrants and a hint of graphite. The beautiful aromatics are followed by an equally majestic, full-bodied, multidimensional wine of great class and elegance. This sensational effort should drink well for 25-30 years. (RP)" (10/2014)

98 points Vinous: "The 2012 Maya is surprisingly deep and powerful in this vintage, with none of the early appeal of the estate's other 2012s. Today, the Maya is dark and brooding, with tons of intensity to match its massive, virile personality. Readers will have to be patient, but the 2012 is a special wine that much is clear. (AG) 98+" (10/2015)

94-97 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Ineffable nose combines iron-like loamy nuances, currant, flowers, licorice and minerals. The powerfully concentrated palate offers an uncanny combination of silky texture and floral energy, with a sappy quality giving it outstanding delineation and grip. This spectacular young Maya saturates every square millimeter of the palate, finishing with rich, noble tannins and great verve. A classic in the making. (ST)" (05/2014)

95 points James Suckling: "A gorgeous and generous wine with blackberry, cedar and flower petal character. Full body, firm and silky tannins. A beautiful red with so much finesse and style. Drink or hold." (07/2015)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Offers pure, rich blackberry, wild berry, currant and cassis flavors, all creating a harmonious mix. The texture is supple and easy before the tannins become more evident. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. (JL)" (10/2015)

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2009 Darioush "Signature" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 2 available ($199.99)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Very dark, rich and tarry, with black licorice, mocha and dried blackberry fruit that's also firmly tannic, ending with a chewy edge. (JL)" (11/2012)

2016 Diamond Creek "Red Rock Terrace" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available Price: Hidden

Robert Parker writes: "One of the iconic wineries of Napa Valley, Diamond Creek’s vineyards were planted in 1968 in three distinctive soil types over 20 acres on Diamond Mountain. Some of the most extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignons have emerged from these sites, especially in the early 1970s – 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1978 are all legendary wines that are still fabulous today."

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2015 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 9 available ($299.00)

100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2015 Dominus is a flawless, perfect wine as well as a legend in the making. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and the rest Cabernet Franc, from dry-farmed vines and brought up in just 40% new French oak, its ruby/purple color is followed by an extraordinary bouquet of blackcurrants, crème de cassis, damp earth, smoke tobacco, and spring flowers. Reminding me of the 2015 Château Margaux with its incredible mix of elegance and power, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, stunning purity of fruit, building tannins, and awesome length. This sensational textured and voluptuous Dominus drink well today yet will evolve for 25-30 years or more." (01/2019)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Bottled in July 2017 and composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the Dominus 2015 Proprietary Red Wine leaps from the glass with notes of fresh wild blueberries, crushed blackberries and black currant juice with touches of wild thyme, underbrush, iron ore and aniseed with wafts of lavender and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has incredible energy and vivacity, with the firm, pixelated tannins and lively backbone skillfully framing the muscular fruit, finishing with wonderful length and depth. (LPB)" (10/2017)

98 points James Suckling: "A phenomenal red from the vintage with sandalwood, roses, currants, blackberries and blackcurrants. Full-bodied, extremely structured and intense with a great finish. The tannins are so polished and poised. Shows tension and beauty throughout. Straight and focused." (05/2018)

97 points Vinous: "The 2015 Dominus is fabulous. Explosive and alluring on the palate, the 2015 possesses stunning texture and intensity. Blueberry jam, cloves, menthol, licorice and graphite are some of the many nuances that develop over time. In 2015 Dominus artfully balances the richness of the year with the classic structural elements that are such a signature of this wine. (AG)" (03/2018)

94 points Wine Spectator: "This has a dark and brooding feel, showing hefty juniper and cedar notes along with humus and singed bay leaf details holding sway for now over a dense core of dark currant and plum fruit flavors. The loamy edge adds more bass through the finish, while the fruit lurks underneath. Decidedly backward and built for cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2035. (JM)" (03/2019)

K&L Notes: 99-100 points Robert Parker for Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Dominus is a blockbuster...A wine of great body, purity and richness, but the balance of a ballerina, this gorgeously lush, voluptuously textured Dominus should drink effortlessly when released and evolve 30 more years, as his older vintages are proving so well...The 2015s are certainly going to be one of his all-time great vintages, rivaling 2013, 2012, 2007, 2002, 2001 and his earliest classics, such as 1994 and 1991." (10/2016)

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Dominus continues to set the benchmark as one of CAs finest Bordeaux blends. The first thing I noticed about the 2015 Dominus was the finesse, balance, and drive. The fruit, body, texture, tannins, and acids are all in complete harmony. There is incredible tension that keeps the wine fresh and penetrating. Deep, brooding, and complex nose with black and red fruits, wild herbs, light earth, and dark spices. Only hinting at the potential here, there is so much material here yet to develop. Outstanding.

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Tasted at the property after a three hour decant. As usual, it is much more brooding and compact than the Napanook next to it. It makes Dominus more challenging, but all the better for it. Gentle aromas of black/blue fruit and tobacco lead to a cool, poised, and polished palate filled with deep red fruit (plum, cherry, currant) and balanced acidity. This incredibly dynamic wine is crafted with only 40% new oak and shows none of it. It keeps providing nuance and layers as it opens up in the glass. Although it is not as dense as the '13 or open as the '12, it should be in the conversation among those greats as a wonderful Dominus of the highest regard - different for sure, but all the more interesting for it.

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2013 Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 2 available ($359.99)

98 points James Suckling: "The blue-fruit and floral character are phenomenal here with hints of lavender and violets in addition to walnuts. Full-bodied, yet tight and reserved with extremely polished fruit and chewy tannins. Love the austerity. Tension. Drink in 2020. *Top 100 of 2017*" (01/2018)

98 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a towering majestic wine. Rich, powerful and yet massively tannic, the 2013 possesses a stunning combination of super-ripe fruit, bright acids and plenty of supporting structure. In the early going, the Howell Mountain is a bit reticent, especially next to the Trailer, but after several hours, the vibrancy of the Howell Mountain bottling dazzles. Dunn's Howell Mountain Cabernet is without question one of the wines of the great 2013 vintage. (AG) 98+" (12/2016)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a little closed at this stage, offering glimpses at fresh blackcurrants, blackberry pie and crushed black plums with nuances of cedar chest, underbrush, black truffles, charcuterie and espresso. Medium to full-bodied, it packs in the muscular fruit, with very firm, ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long with many expressive earth layers. (LPB)" (06/2018)

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2015 Fait-Main "Beckstoffer-Las Piedras Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 5 available ($199.99)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "As to the reds, Benoit described the Las Piedras Vineyard as the sister of the Dr. Crane Vineyard and his 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard does show some of the earthy minerality thats common from the Dr. Cane vineyard. Charcoal, black fruits, chocolate, and plenty of crushed rock notes give way to a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, layered 2015 that needs 3-4 years of bottle age. Its an incredible wine and even has some upside. I continue to love the wines from winemaker Benoit Touquette and his latest 2015s are brilliant across the board. 97+" (12/2017)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Las Piedras is scented of freshly crushed plums and blackberries with a loam, underbrush and crushed rock undercurrent, plus a waft of allspice. Full-bodied and tightly wound in the mouth, it has a rock-solid backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long with serious mineral layers. (LPB)" (10/2017)

95 points James Suckling: "Stones, violets, oyster shell and currant. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Muscular. Tensioned structure. Needs four to five years of age." (12/2017)

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2014 Harlan Estate Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 2 available ($1,099.99)

98 points James Suckling: "The pure fruit is incredible with a dark-fruit and blackberry character. Some sous bois but also shows clarity and finesse. Full body and super fine tannins. Tight and so pretty. A classy and fine Harlan." (05/2018)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The deep garnet-purple colored 2014 Proprietary Red Wine offers up subtle cassis, black cherries and crushed blackberries notes with tons of savory and earthy layers: forest floor, black soil, charcoal and dried herbs, plus wafts of violets and rare beef. Full-bodied and built like a brick house in the mouth, it has loads of tense, muscular fruit with many layers of earth, savory and spice nuances emerging, finishing with epic length. (LPB)" (10/2017)

98 points Vinous: "A wine of restraint and sensuality, the 2014 Harlan Estate is wonderfully transparent in feel. Time in the glass brings out a compelling interplay of beautifully layered fruit and lifted aromatics. The 2014 is one of the most understated yet energetic young vintages of Harlan Estate I can remember tasting. Readers who have not tasted Harlan Estate in a few years might be taken aback by just how sophisticated and nuanced the 2014 is. This is a superb effort. (AG)" (03/2018)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Deeper and richer than the Maiden cuvee, the 2014 Harlan Estate offers the classic black fruits, charcoal, and minerality thats the hallmark of this iconic estate. It shows more floral notes with time in the glass, has full-bodied richness, a sexy, supple, regal personality, no hard edges, and gorgeous purity of fruit. Its certainly more approachable than the 2015, yet is still going to benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades." (12/2017)

95 points Decanter: "Aromas of red and black fruit, rich spice, cocoa powder and Harlan's signature of baked earth and dried herbs. The 2014 is a rich, layered wine with lovely tension and focus, and a resonatingly savoury finish. If the 2013 Harlan evokes more Rubenesque vintages such as 2001 or 2002, the 2014 transports us back to years like 1995 and 1996. (WK)" (05/2017)

94 points Wine Spectator: "A dense, potent, chewy effort, very tight and focused, with intense dark berry, mocha and licorice notes, cedary oak and substantial fine-grained tannins that keep the flavors in check. Tightens on the finish. (JL)" (08/2018)

Jancis Robinson: "Bright crimson. Quite a muted, black olive, quite complex nose. Firm charge of chalky tannins. This is sweet without being sickly. The alcohol appears only on the very end. It must be so hard to move with the times while satisfying long-term customers. Long and interesting. Though a little inky and not ready. A fresh shower of acidity plus quite a lot of tannin on the end that also has some luscious fruit. Its clearly a wine into which a lot of work goes but its difficult to justify the price (more than Mouton!). (JR) 17.5/20 points" (03/2018)

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1991 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($199.99)

94 points John Gilman: "The 1991 vintage has long been touted as one of the great recent vintages for Cabernet Sauvignon, and this is certainly evident in the '91 Martha's Vineyard. The nose is deep, ripe and absolutely classic in its aromatic mélange of red and black cherries, mint, tobacco, a touch of chocolate, lovely soil tones and a deft framing of new oak. On the palate the wines is deep, full-bodied, pure and quite powerful in style, with a great core of pure fruit, a lovely signature of soil, ripe tannins and impeccable balance on the very, very long and tangy finish. Superb juice, and decidedly more impressive than many of the highly-touted 1991 Cabernets that I reported on several issues ago in the newsletter. This is still a very young wine and will need a good decade more cellaring to really reach its apogee. 2021-2075." (06/2011)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a distinct mint-chocolate aroma, and rich minty currant and black cherry flavors in a complex, deeply concentrated, sharply focused style. Tannins are softening, but offer enough intensity for another decade of cellaring. (JL, Web Only-2002)"

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1991 reveals a deeper ruby/garnet color with a hint of purple, and a shy but attractive perfume of red and black fruits, wood, spice, and a vague notion of mint. On the palate the wine exhibits very good to excellent depth, medium body, and admirable tannin, glycerin, ripeness, and richness in the spicy finish. It is a more measured style of Martha's Vineyard, as well as more concentrated than the 1990. If it matures gracefully over the next decade, it will resemble the 1969 and 1973. (RP)" (08/1996)

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2015 Hourglass "Blueline Estate 36-24-36" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 6 available ($199.99)

98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "First made in 2012 and a vineyard selection, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueline Estate 36-24-36 is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot, and there are a tiny 120 cases produced. Offering a sensational bouquet of blackcurrants, smoked earth, leafy herbs, and lead pencil shavings, it's full-bodied, perfectly balanced, has integrated acidity, fine, building tannin and a great finish. This nuanced, elegant, understated 2015 grows on you with time in the glass and is a truly gorgeous wine that will keep for 25+ years." (12/2017)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A Bordeaux blend consisting of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Blue Line 36/24/36 has a deep garnet-purple color and gives up roasted nuts, earth and savory, Marmite toast and meat notions over a core of crème de cassis, warm plums and spice box. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with black berry preserves and savory layers, supported by lovely fine-grained tannins, finishing long and beautifully poised even at this very youthful stage. (LPB)" (10/2017)

93 points Vinous: "The 2015 36-24-36 Blueline Estate Red Wine is lush, inviting and full of appeal. Super-ripe red cherry, mint, plum, new French oak and rose petal are some of the signatures. In this tasting, the presence of Malbec and its characteristic pungent red-toned fruit is especially prominent. (AG)" (03/2018)

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2014 Joseph Phelps "Backus" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon ($249.99)

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard (there's 4% Malbec in the blend) is a more opulent, hedonistic, and sexy wine compared to the Insignia and offers awesome notes of crème de cassis, earth, blackberries, toasted spice, graphite and truffle. With a full-bodied, opulent profile, ripe tannin, and a stacked mid-palate, it's one of those wines that has the richness and fruit profile to deliver incredible pleasure in its youth, yet the balance and depth to keep for 2-3 decades." (12/2017)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Bottled in January 2017, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec and was aged in 100% new French oak. It has a deep garnet-purple color and is scented of blackberries, black cherries and kirsch with nuances of dark chocolate, espresso, sautéed herbs, dusty earth and cedar. Full-bodied, big, rich and densely packed with red and black fruits, it has a wonderful frame of fine-grained tannins and great freshness, finishing long with some exotic spice notes coming through. 1,900 cases were made. (LPB) 96+" (10/2017)

93-96 points Vinous: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard has developed nicely over the last year. Less forbidding than it once was, the 2014 offers lovely depth in the mid-weight style of the year. Cherry compote, raspberry jam, mint and wild flowers grace this super-expressive Cabernet Sauvignon. The aromatics need time to fully develop, but all the elements are nicely balanced. (AG)" (03/2018)

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1994 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 3 available ($259.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1994 boasts an inky/purple color along with a glorious nose of black raspberries, blackberries and black currants that is still somewhat primary despite nearly 18 years in bottle. The Phelps team kept this cuvee in 100% new French oak for 28 months. Its magnificent structure, intensity and purity of fruit, ripeness, balance combined with authoritative power and the magnetic appeal of this full-bodied, Bordeaux-styled wine are extraordinary. This amazing effort is just coming into its best years, and should drink well for at least another 15-20 years. (RP)" (11/2013)

93 points Vinous: "Healthy bright, dark red. Captivating aromas of raspberry, tobacco, truffle and smoke are distinctly darker than those of the 1990. Wonderfully suave, fine-grained wine with superb intensity and retention of dark fruit flavors. Harmonious acidity and a firm tannic spine give this wine noteworthy thrust and extend the finish. The wine's 10% Merlot component was partly from the cooler Hudson and Hyde vineyards in Carneros. This impeccably balanced wine remains remarkably fresh. (ST)" (04/2016)

93 points Wine Spectator: "A tremendous wine that combines dark, rich, deeply concentrated flavors with a sense of grace and finesse. This is still a bold, potent youngster, with a wealth of currant, mocha, anise and sage flavors. The tannins are big, too, but they're ripe and they let the rich flavors push through. (JL)" (11/2004)

K&L Notes: 95 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "Tasted at “The Wine Treasury” vertical. Yes, yes, yes. An adorable bouquet soars from the glass: expressive black cherries, plum, mint, burning autumn fires and a touch of pain grille. Wonderful definition, with a hint of menthol developing with time. The palate is full-bodied and very focused, opulent ripe black fruits inflected with dark chocolate and leather, later a touch of orange zest. It has a beguiling sense of beauty, but merits cellaring for 10-15 years." (11/2009)

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2015 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($229.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Insignia Proprietary Red Wine is blended of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with stunning black and red plums, cassis and mulberries scents with loads of redcurrant sparks and compelling wafts of lilacs, pencil shavings, black olives and tilled soil plus a hint of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with red and black currant fireworks plus some exciting mineral nuances coming through, framed by firm, grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and beautifully layered. (LPB)" (12/2018)

97 points Connoisseurs Guide: "It is a rare vintage when Insignia does not impress, and, in 2015, it takes a place at the very head of the class in what is proving to be an outstanding year for Cabernet Sauvignon. It is, as usual, a wine of great crafting and polish with a refined sense of strength and as much finesse as fruity richness. It is so well-mannered that it is understandable that many will be tempted into drinking it in the very near future, but it is barely beginning to give voice to all that it is, and it is a keenly balanced composition that is certain to show more and more layering as it evolves over the next ten to twelve years. *Wine of the Year, Three Stars*" (12/2018)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "This vintage of the perennial knockout is exceptional--a concentrated blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. Pencil shavings, red currant and red plum are complemented by hints of crushed rock and cocoa, with persistent acidity maintaining balance. Like so many of its forebears, this is a wine well worth cellaring; enjoy 2025-2035. *Cellar Selection* (VB)" (03/2019)

96 points James Suckling: "The subtlety and brightness to this one. Blackcurrants, fresh mint and sage undertones. Full-bodied, yet so tight and reserved. Linear and very racy with fantastic blackberries, crush stones and lead pencil. Love the finish. This is a wine that needs three to four years of bottle age. Try in 2022." (05/2018)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2015 Insignia is a fleshy, flamboyant vintage for this wine and reminds me of the 1997. Tons of dark fruits, tobacco, cedar, and dried flower notes all give way to a full-bodied, seamless 2015 that has remarkable purity and elegance, yet still shows the vintages sexy style. Drink it any time over the coming two to three decades." (01/2019)

93 points Vinous: "Ample and perfumed, with tons of richness, the 2015 Insignia has a lot to offer. Sweet tobacco, menthol, licorice, plum, dried herbs and licorice add aromatic nuance to this decidedly extroverted, flamboyant wine. Even all of the wine's richness can't fully cover some rough edges, especially in the tannins, and a feel of stress that runs through the wine. It will be interesting to see if things smooth out in time, as there are elements of real contrast in the 2015. In the end, though, that is not entirely surprising given the challenges of the growing season. In 2015, Insignia does not contain Merlot, which also contributes to its feel relative to recent vintages." (12/2018)

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2015 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Scuffed Label - 2 available ($229.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Insignia Proprietary Red Wine is blended of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with stunning black and red plums, cassis and mulberries scents with loads of redcurrant sparks and compelling wafts of lilacs, pencil shavings, black olives and tilled soil plus a hint of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with red and black currant fireworks plus some exciting mineral nuances coming through, framed by firm, grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and beautifully layered. (LPB)" (12/2018)

96 points James Suckling: "The subtlety and brightness to this one. Blackcurrants, fresh mint and sage undertones. Full-bodied, yet so tight and reserved. Linear and very racy with fantastic blackberries, crush stones and lead pencil. Love the finish. This is a wine that needs three to four years of bottle age. Try in 2022." (03/2018)

93 points Vinous: "Ample and perfumed, with tons of richness, the 2015 Insignia has a lot to offer. Sweet tobacco, menthol, licorice, plum, dried herbs and licorice add aromatic nuance to this decidedly extroverted, flamboyant wine. Even all of the wine's richness can't fully cover some rough edges, especially in the tannins, and a feel of stress that runs through the wine. It will be interesting to see if things smooth out in time, as there are elements of real contrast in the 2015. In the end, though, that is not entirely surprising given the challenges of the growing season. In 2015, Insignia does not contain Merlot, which also contributes to its feel relative to recent vintages. (AG)" (12/2018)

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2007 Kapcsándy "Grand Vin - State Lane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($449.99)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Absolutely riveting, and even better than I predicted last year is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon - Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard. Made from 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and the rest tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot...in two weeks of tastings, this wine stood out as one of those singular efforts that it is impossible to get out of your mind and off of your palate. A flawless, seamless, profound example of Napa Cabernet, it exhibits an opaque purple color along with a gorgeous perfume of lead pencil shavings, cedar, creme de cassis, ink, flowers, and espresso roast. With phenomenal depth, a multidimensional personality, unbelievable length, and an impeccable integration of all its component parts, this stunning wine lasts and lasts, with a finish approaching a full minute. Give this profound wine 3-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 25-30 years." (12/2009)

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. The nose offers an ineffable candied perfume of crushed dark berries, violet and licorice pastille, espresso and lavender. Then wonderfully precise and pure in the mouth, with outstanding inner-mouth aromatic character to the flavors of black and purple berries, lead pencil and flowers...Finishes with palate-saturating length and building but thoroughly ripe and fine-grained tannins." (06/2010)

95 points James Suckling: "This is a very powerful and structured wine from the Kapcsandy's. Tannic and rich, with flavors of licorice, blueberries, and blackberries. Long and rich finish, give this at least five years." (04/2011)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Tightly wound and Bordeaux-like in its structure and mix of earth, graphite and dried currant flavors. Full-bodied and slow to unfold, but keeps revealing extra layers of depth and complexity only to be reigned in by gripping tannins. Best from 2012 through 2022." (10/2010)

K&L Notes: The final blend is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

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2012 Kapcsandy "Rapszodia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend ($259.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A great effort and a showcase for Cabernet Franc is the 2012 Rapszodia. This is a blend of 90% Cabernet Franc from the heavy clay soils of their vineyard blended with 10% Merlot aged in 100% new French oak for 20 months and bottled without filtration. A stunning nose of acacia flowers, blueberry liqueur and blackberry is followed by a medium to full-bodied wine thats amazingly intense, rich and concentrated, but surprisingly light on its feet weight-wise. The wine is full-bodied, but stunningly ethereal and sublime. This is a stunner, and a great example of what Cabernet Franc can do from a terrific terroir, great winemaking and élevage. Sadly, only 175 cases were produced. Look for this wine to continue to drink well for up to two decades. (RP)" (10/2015)

96 points James Suckling: "Extremely subtle aromas with stone, blackberry and fresh mushroom. Full body, very silky. Stone and chocolate. Cool fruit; lots of blue fruits here. Fabulous length and softness." (05/2016)

95 points Vinous: "The 2012 Rapszodia speaks to finesse above all else. In this vintage, the Cabernet Franc is the highest ever (90%), which gives the wine much of its aromatic freshness, nuance and delineation. Sublime and finely-knit in the glass, the 2012 is a strikingly beautiful wine from the team at Kapcsándy. The blend is 90% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot. (AG)" (10/2015)

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2004 Larkmead "Solari Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 6 available ($199.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another titan of Napa Valley is Larkmeads 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Solari Reserve. Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot, it is a sumptuous, virtually perfect expression of wine with an inky/purple color, beautiful floral aromas intermixed with sweet, pure black currants and hints of licorice as well as subtle oak. The extraordinary ripeness of the tannins, the flawless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol, the remarkable finish, and the full-bodied texture make for a tour de force in winemaking. It can be drunk now, but will benefit from another 2-3 years of cellaring. It will age effortlessly for 20-40+ years. (RP)" (04/2014)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Rich and opulent, with a deep, plush offering of ripe plum, currant and black cherry fruit that's evenly distributed and impeccably balanced, ending with a broad range of complex, fleshy Cabernet fruit that's bold and expansive. (JL)" (10/2007)

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2005 Levy & McClellan Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 2 available ($299.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A limited production of a very powerful and massive wine from two of Californias most famous winemaking gurus, Bob Levy and Martha McClellan, this wine remains primordial and backward, especially for a 2005. Loads of graphite notes interwoven with cassis, new saddle leather, blackberry and earth are impressive. It may sound unusual, but what came to mind is tasting some of the more recent vintages of Château Montrose in St-Estèphe in Bordeaux. This wine still needs another 5-6 years of cellaring easily. This masculine, vigorous, bigger-than-life, full-throttle wine will evolve for another 25-30 years. Drink from 2020-2050. (RP) 95+" (06/2015)

94 points Vinous: "Medium ruby. Knockout nose combines scents of cassis, tobacco, gravel, mocha and tropical dark chocolate. Boasts lovely sweetness and intensity, along with enticing inner-mouth perfume and lift. Classic 2005 in its energy, definition and light touch. Wonderfully suave tannins make this deep beauty accessible 2016 but it has the energy and tension to age gracefully for many more years. Finishes ripely tannic, tactile and very long, with a savory complexity and firming minerality. (ST)" (05/2016)

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2012 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - 4 available ($349.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From a high-elevation vineyard that was replanted in 2006, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain reveals an opaque purple color as well as notes of mulberries, graphite, blackberries and a hint of charcoal. This dramatic, ostentatious 2012 is in keeping with the stylistic characteristics of this vintage. Multidimensional, stunningly pure and rich, it is a beauty that flirts with perfection. (RP)" (10/2014)

93 points Vinous: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a classic Howell Mountain wine built on beams of firm mountain tannins. Purplish fruit, floral notes, mocha, licorice and espresso open up over time. The 2012 is explosive and burly, but it is also at times a bit alcoholic. Still, this is a vivid, expressive wine that speaks to the unique personality of Howell Mountain as seen in the 2012 vintage. I imagine the 2012 will enjoy a long and broad drinking window starting pretty much upon release. (AG) 93+" (12/2014)

92 points Wine Spectator: "A bold, sturdy, muscular style, with a firm core of tannin-laced red and dark berry, licorice, charry, cedary oak and graphite flavors. The tannins clamp down and cling on the finish, making this a good candidate for cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2030. (JL)" (11/2015)

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2013 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($399.99)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of two perfect wines ended my mini-tasting of the offerings from Lokoya in 2013. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain from the Keyes Vineyard is an amazing wine. Thick purple in color with a stunning nose of lead pencil shavings, blackcurrants, mulberries and blackberries, the wine has a steely structure, yet enormous concentration, skyscraper-like mouth texture, and builds incrementally to a stunning finish of close to a minute. The purity, the richness, the overall equilibrium are unreal, but then this is Lokoya. Drink it over the next 30+ years. (RP)" (10/2015)

96 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a fabulous expression of the Keyes vineyard. Plums, inky blue/purplish stone fruits, smoke, tar, licorice and graphite come alive in the glass. The 2013 is endowed with a real sense of verticality and power that manifests itself in the wine's huge tannins. Readers will have to be patient here. (AG)" (10/2015)

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2014 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $390) - 5 available Price: Hidden

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the micro-terroir of the W. S. Keyes Vineyard on Howell Mountain, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is pushing perfection. Its incredibly opaque color is followed by notes of lead pencil shavings, mulberry, blackberry and dark raspberry fruit, some background oak and minerality, and profound richness in a full-bodied, multi-dimensional style. It is gorgeously ripe, and sexy already, with a lush and voluptuous texture. Drink it over the next 25+ years. One of the top-of-the-charts, special, rare superstars of the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wine scene is Lokoya. Its hard to believe that 2000 was the first vintage for winemaker Chris Carpenter working at Lokoya. He has had a succession of world-class, truly magnificent wines from different mountain sites in Napa. There are four cuvées from Lokoya in 2014, representing four separate mountain sites Diamond Mountain in the northwest, Spring Mountain behind the town of St. Helena, Howell Mountain on the eastside in the Vaca Mountains, and Mt. Veeder southwest of Oakville. Production of these wines ranges from a low of 509 cases for the Spring Mountain to 1,460 for the Mt. Veeder. Theyre expensive, but generally in line with what you would expect to pay for a great first-growth from Bordeaux, which is where they compete qualitatively. These wines are all 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and are aged in 89 to 100% new French oak prior to being bottled unfiltered. The 2014s have put on weight and thats reflected in. (RP)" (10/2016)

98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is flat-out sensational and literally jumps out of the glass. Blackcurrants, crème de cassis, bay leaf, scorched earth, graphite and kiss of spring flower nuances give way to a powerful, concentrated, yet ethereal 2014 that glides across the palate. It's one of the more structured, tannic wines from Chris and really need 3-4 years or cellaring to shine, but it's going to evolve beautifully." (12/2017)

93 points Vinous: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is laced with the essence of graphite, cured meats, crème de cassis, smoke and licorice. Unctuous and deep, but with grippy Howell Mountain tannins underpinning the fruit, the 2014 has a lot going for it. Readers should plan on cellaring the 2014 for at least a few years. The Howell is a step up from some of the other wines in this range. All of the fruit for this wine came from Keyes. (AG)" (12/2016)

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2015 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - 5 available Price: Hidden

99 points Jeb Dunnuck: "From a site Chris calls their closest to Bordeaux, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain flirts with perfection and tastes like the essence of this cooler mountain terroir. Blueberries, cassis, plums, menthol, and violet notes all emerge from this full-bodied, elegant, yet incredibly sexy, seamless 2015 that has fine, fine tannin, and a finish that wont quit. With both mouthfilling power and richness as well as elegance and finesse, its an incredible wine that could come from nowhere else. Drink it anytime over the coming 2-3 decades." (12/2017)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain gives up wonderfully expressive crème de cassis, licorice, tar and underbrush notes with hints of charcuterie and bay leaves. Big, rich, full and opulent in the mouth, it has firm, velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long with spice nuances coming through. 538 cases produced. (LPB) 98+" (12/2017)

96 points Vinous: "Lokoya's Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain) draws on both fruit from the Jackson family's Keyes and La Jota vineyards, which is unusual, as the wine is usually made only from Keyes. Plush, deep and inky, the 2015 races across the palate with layers of inky blue/purplish fruit, spice, new leather, licorice and lavender. Deep, powerful and super-concentrated, the 2015 has a lot to offer. Here, too, winemaker Chris Carpenter has tamed the mountain tannins considerably. (AG)" (03/2018)

95 points Wine Spectator: "This packs a wallop of blueberry, açaí and blackberry compote flavors at the core, backed by juicy energy that seemingly wont quit, as waves of anise, bramble and sweet tobacco course through on the finish. Solidly built, with energy and vibrancy to match the density and muscle. (JM)" (04/2019)

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2010 Lokoya Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon ($279.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Chris Carpenters 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is super-impressive from start to finish. A rich, dark wine, the 2010 saturates the palate with endless layers of huge fruit. Violets, menthol, tar, plums and blueberry jam all flow from this striking wine. Clean veins of piercing, saline Mt. Veeder minerality run through the 2010. Although just bottled, the 2010 is shaping up to be a jewel of wine. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030. (AG)" (12/2012)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good ruby-red. Tight, high-pitched, very subdued aromas of cassis, licorice, espresso and fennel. The most backward and youthfully imploded of this set of 2010 Cabernets, hinting at intense black fruits and licorice but coming across as uncompromisingly dry today, with rather tough tannins. This will need another look in a few years. Incidentally, assistant winemaker Laura Diaz-Munoz describes the 2009 Lokoya Cabernets as bigger wines. 'The 2010s are more elegant and will age well," she adds. "They have higher acidity but similar pHs.'" (05/2013)

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2011 Lokoya Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon - 9 available ($289.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Flirting with perfection, which is almost unheard of in this vintage, is the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder. Along with Betty O-Shaughnessey, Lokoya appears to have produced one of the finest Cabernet Sauvignons made from this underrated and diverse terroir. Seamlessly constructed, this opaque purple-colored 2011 offers up aromas of pen ink, acacia flowers, forest floor, blueberries, blackberries and cassis intermixed with hints of espresso, chocolate and subtle earthy notes. Wonderfully ripe and voluptuously textured, this beautiful, full-bodied wine should continue to drink well for another 15-20 years. Lokoya has long been one of the bright shining stars in the Kendall-Jackson Small Estates portfolio. The fact that all four of their 2011 Cabernets were among the best wines I tasted in this vintage reflects many things, among them, (1) the exceptional commitment to quality, (2) the brilliance of the vineyards and winemaker Christopher Carpenter, (3) these mountain vineyards were less affected by the challenging weather conditions of rain and fog in early and mid-October, and (4) the winemaking team had the patience to wait for perfect ripeness before harvesting these limited production cuvees. The production is even smaller than usual in 2011, ranging from 200 cases for the Diamond Mountain and Spring Mountain, 260 cases for the Howell Mountain and 840 cases for the prodigious Mt. Veeder. (RP)" (10/2013)

97 points Vinous: "The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is gorgeous, but it is also going to require the most time of these wines to come together. Firm tannins provide the backbone for an exciting array of aromas and flavors. Intense savory and mineral notes meld into layers of blue/blackish fruit in a big, full-bodied Cabernet endowed with stunning depth and structure. All the best elements of the house style come together. With time in the glass the fruit opens up to balance some of the tannic heft, but this is without question a wine made for the cellar. (AG)" (11/2013)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright medium ruby. Captivating nose combines crushed cassis and blueberry, licorice, bitter chocolate, peppery herbs and a musky whiff of truffley underbrush. Plush, voluminous and deep; the largest and broadest of this superb set of 2011 cabernets, with seamless dark berry and pepper flavors complemented by sexy, perfectly integrated oak. Finishes thick and very long, with remarkably ripe tannins for the year. Although it's approachable now, I'd wait 5 years and then enjoy this big boy over the following 10 or 12. (ST)" (05/2014)

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2014 Lokoya Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $390) - 5 available Price: Hidden

100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is beautifully complete, with a layered, multi-dimensional, elegant profile that's more structured than the Diamond Mountain, yet more seamless and approachable than the Howell Mountain. Crème de cassis, Asian spice, smoked earth, incense and sandalwood note all flow to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that has no hard edges, ultra-fine tannin, incredibly purity of fruit and a great finish. As with all these 2014s, it's not about huge richness and opulence and more about purity, nuance and balance. It's a damn near perfect wine that will only get better with 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for three to four decades." (12/2017)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Usually my favorite in many vintages, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is the most backward of the 2014s and actually seems to require 4-5 years of bottle age. The wine has the telltale signs of Mt. Veeder blackberry and blueberry fruit infused with considerable floral nuances. This wine has all that, then hits the palate with a cascade of glycerin, fruit extraction, and layers of blackberry and blueberry fruit. It is full-bodied and opulent, but finishes with some structure and ripe tannin. This is a magnificent wine full-throttle, extremely pure, and incredibly well-balanced. Give it 5-6 years of bottle age and drink it over the following three decades. (RP)" (10/2016)

93 points Vinous: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is a dense, tightly wound wine. Bright red cherry, iron, pomegranate, chalk, mint and white pepper abound. Deep and layered, in the medium-bodied style of the year, the 2014 exudes Veeder personality and tension. The mid-palate needs time to develop, but this is another highly expressive wine from Lokoya. There is plenty of punch and mountain intensity here. Veeder Peak is the fruit source. (AG)" (12/2016)

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2011 Lokoya Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon ($269.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even better is the wonderfully perfumed 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain. Abundant aromas of black raspberries, blueberry liqueur, forest floor and violets are followed by a wine of great intensity, full-bodied richness and a layered, multidimensional personality with sweet tannin as well as low acidity. This beautiful, savory, full-throttle effort should drink well for 15 years. (RP)" (10/2013)

94 points Vinous: "The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain comes across as quite ethereal and delicate, especially for a mountain wine. Sweet floral notes meld into spices, dark blue/black fruit, cinnamon and new leather. Here the flavors are gentle and suave, but at the same time, there is plenty of energy in the glass. With time in the decanter, the 2011 can be enjoyed today, but it also has enough stuffing to drink well for a number of years. At the same time, the higher-toned aromatics, suggest the 2011 will always remain a relatively feminine Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)" (11/2013)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full medium ruby. Riper on the nose than the Diamond Mountain District bottling, offering scents of cassis, blueberry, violet, espresso and minerals. Densely packed and chewy; in fact, amazingly ripe and successful for Spring Mountain in 2011. The dark berry, graphite and espresso flavors carry very well on the long, ripely tannic finish. Incidentally, Jackson Family Wines recently purchased Terra Valentine's winery and Yverdon Vineyard on Spring Mountain. (ST)" (05/2014)

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2014 Lokoya Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon - 4 available ($359.99)

98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain comes from sites just south of Diamond Mountain, yet it offers a very different style in its black and blue fruits, bay leaf, spring flowers, damp earth, tobacco and mineral bouquet. With incredible purity and intensity, full-bodied richness and power, integrated acidity, and silky tannin, it needs 2-4 years of cellaring but will evolve for 2-3 decades as well." (12/2017)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain has a similar dense bluish/purple color to the rim. It comes across as slightly more elegant, with floral notes dominating the wines aromatics. Violets and rose petals followed by blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as some crushed rock in a medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, suave style characterize this wine, which was made form Spring Mountain vineyards such as Yverdon and Wurtele. (RP)" (10/2016)

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2015 Lokoya Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon ($389.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain leaps from the glass with vibrant black currant cordial, blueberry and black cherry scents with touches of tree bark, black pepper, rose hip tea and violets. The medium to full-bodied palate has a solid structure of firm, chewy tannins supporting the muscular fruit, finishing with great freshness and plenty of latent depth. Give it another 2-3 years in bottle and drink it over the next 30+. (LPB)" (12/2017)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "More backward and tight, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain comes from a handful of vineyards around 1,900 feet in elevation. While they have been buying fruit from Spring Mountain since 2003, the first vintage for this cuvee was 2005. This deeply colored 2015 reveals loads of floral and violet nuances as well as brilliantly pure blue fruits, graphite, and crushed rock characteristics. With building minerality, full-bodied richness, and an elegant, seamless, silky style on the palate, it needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will keep for 2+ decades. 97+" (12/2017)

95 points Vinous: "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Spring Mountain) is pliant, supple and unabashedly sexy. Silky tannins and soft contours add to the wine's considerable appeal. Succulent dark red cherry, plum, mint and sweet spice are nicely pushed into the foreground. Lifted floral notes add finesse, brightness and sensuality to this undeniably appealing Cabernet Sauvignon from Lokoya. (AG)" (03/2018)

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is well-packed, with a range of açaí berry, blueberry and black currant fruit looking to spread its wings, but held in check for now by a wall of graphite-edged grip. Mouthwatering apple wood notes show on the finish. Delivers plenty of energy, so you can wait it out in the cellar. (JM)" (04/2019)

94 points Decanter: "Credit high-elevation grape growing for this tightly wound, almost brooding wine under which lurks succulent, vibrant wild berry fruit and lively acidity to match. Impeccably balanced for its size, it still begs for cellaring for at least five years, as well as decanting. Still, it's the most approachable of the four Lokoya Cabs from the mountains. (LM)" (07/2018)

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2012 Maybach "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($299.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the red soils near Dalla Valle in the eastern part of the Oakville Corridor, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium is a killer wine. It possesses a striking, intense, rocky minerality, an opaque purple color, and deep, beautiful aromas of camphor, spring flowers, blueberries and black raspberry fruit. There is a cool climate character (even though this is not a cool climate viticultural area) as well as superb richness, a full-bodied mouthfeel, great delineation and a mindboggling finish that lasts nearly a full minute. This outrageous Cabernet Sauvignon can be drunk now and over the next 25 years. (RP)" (10/2014)

93-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium ruby-red. Perfumed aromas of cassis, blueberry, licorice and violet show a lightly exotic character. Silky-sweet and creamy on the palate, but with lovely harmonious acidity enlivening and framing the dark fruit flavors. Suave tannins saturate the finish on the intense, long, pliant back end. This compellingly rich Cabernet will merit a rating at the top end of my projected range if it develops more complexity during its final months in barrel. This estate did not bottle any 2011s owing to a high percentage of underripe and rotten grapes, electing instead to sell off the vintage in bulk. (ST)" (05/2014)

95 points Wine Spectator: "A beauty, rich and pure in flavor, structured by firm tannins and acidity and showing a tight focus to the dusty, mineral-tinged dark berry, plum and currant flavors. Ends with fine-grained tannins. A good candidate for cellaring. (JL)" (10/2015)

94 points James Suckling: "A fruit-forward style with plum and light jam character plus hints of chocolate. Full body, round tannins and a savory finish. Delicious. Excellent intensity. Retro Napa." (07/2015)

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2013 Maybach "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon ($399.99)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are roughly 600 cases of the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium, all of which comes from the Weitz Vineyard on the eastern Vaca Mountain hillside of Oakville at an elevation of about 1,000 feet above the Silverado Trail. This is shallow soil interspersed with loads of pebbles and stones. This wine is incredible first-growth material a magical Cabernet Sauvignon with an opaque purple color, an extraordinary nose of blackberry and cassis, white flowers, crushed rock and minerality followed by a full-bodied majestic mouthfeel with phenomenal balance, purity and overall equilibrium. Stunningly rich and impressive, this wine will hit its peak in 8-10 years and has the potential to last 40-50 years. For those who keep track of such things, the wine was completely aged in 100% new Darnajou and Taransaud barrels. (RP)" (10/2015)

97 points Decanter: "Arresting aromas of wild plum, blackberry, cassis and rich spice are followed by a wine of striking volume and symmetry. From a site in east Oakville which retains amazing acidity, the Materium is texturally broad and seamless but also unusually pure and deliniated. (WK)" (05/2016)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Big, rich and layered, with tiers of extracted blackberry, road tar, tobacco, anise and mocha, all well-defined and deep. Most impressive on the finish, where the flavors fold together for a harmonious, mineral-laced finish. The power and dimension of this wine may take time to be absorbed. Best from 2020 through 2032. (JL)" (11/2016)

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2015 Maybach "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon ($349.99)

100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "One of the greatest wines in the vintage is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a higher elevation hillside vineyard in Oakville that was raised in 90% new French oak barrels. Just magical stuff that has incredible aromatics of crème de cassis, white flowers, huge minerality, violets, and scorched earth. This is followed by a massive, opulent, yet weightless wine that has off the charts purity of fruit, fine, fine tannin, perfect balance, and a finish that wont quit. This legendary beauty will benefit from 5-6 years of bottle age and keep for three to four decades." (12/2017)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Materium Cabernet Sauvignon opens with earthy notions of tilled soil, moss and fungi over an exuberant core of black cherries, wild blueberries, red currants and Mediterranean herbs with a waft of lavender. Full-bodied and opulently fruited in the mouth, the palate delivers generous black fruit and herbal layers, structured with firm, chewy tannins, finishing on a lingering mineral note. Drink now through 2042. (LPB) 97+" (12/2017)

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2015 Morlet "Morlet Estate" St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 2 available Price: Hidden

98 points Vinous: "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Morlet Estate is an absolutely gorgeous wine that captures all the personality and pedigree of St. Helena's Northern Corridor. Bright red cherry, red plum, mint and rose petal notes give the 2015 its signature brightness and aromatic lift. Rich and resonant on the palate, but distinctly medium in body, the Morlet Estate is pure class. A rush of red-toned fruit builds into the beautifully persistent finish. This is one of the most distinctive Cabernets in Napa Valley. The purity of the flavors is striking. (AG)" (07/2018)

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "More masculine, backward, and austere, with a Chateau Latour-like character, the 2015 Morlet Estate gives up darker fruits, crushed rock, and ample lead pencil-like notions to go with a full-bodied, concentrated, structured feel on the palate. With building tannin and obvious minerality, its going to handsomely reward patience. 96+" (06/2018)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Morlet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has expressive red currant and black currant notes over hints of cedar chest, bay leaves, tobacco leaf, anise and fertile loam. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with bright, intense red and black fruit layers, supported by fantastically ripe grainy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and toasty. (LPB) 95+" (10/2017)

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2013 Myriad "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard - Elysian Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 2 available ($799.99)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Elysian Reserve has a black/bluish purple color, extraordinary suppleness and velvety integration of tannin, copious quantities of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, graphite and white flowers. Its amazing wine and would be the equivalent of a great vintage of a Mission Haut-Brion on steroids. Whether it lasts 20 years or 30 or 40 is still up for speculation, but this is a profound Cabernet Sauvignon and one of the most compelling examples of this remarkable vintage. This is an utterly compelling, prodigious effort. Heres to you, Mike Smith! (RP)" (12/2015)

94 points James Suckling: "Plenty of blueberry, blackberry, fresh herb and sweet tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Full-throttle yet the breaks are on with a bit chewy tannins." (01/2016)

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2015 Myriad "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard - Elysian Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) ($449.99)

98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The flagship is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Elysian and it's a barrel selection made by Mike chosen with the goal of the most seamless expression of the vineyard. It offers insane notes of crème de cassis, licorice, blackberries, violets and hints of toasty oak. Full-bodied, beautifully balanced, ultra-fine and pure, with terrific tannin, it's another great, great wine from Mike that's going to evolve for 25+ years." (12/2017)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made up entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Elysian opens with cassis, blackberry preserves and incense with touches of cigar box, dried herbs, earth and smoked meat. Full-bodied and tightly wound in the mouth with firm, grainy tannins, the wine has many layers ready to spring and a mineral note on the finish. (LPB)" (10/2017)

94 points Vinous: "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Elysian shows just how alluring the Myriad Cabernets can be. Exceptionally persistent and finessed on the palate, the Elysian captures all the qualities that make Dr. Crane Cabernets so compelling, starting with a range of perfumed, floral aromatics. Silky, soft tannins and brilliant, red-toned fruit add character to this impeccably crafted, sublime Cabernet from Mike Smith and Myriad. (AG)" (03/2018)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Jazzy new oak plays a favorable role in the mix of flavor and texture. A complex and deftly balanced effort that soothes and caresses, with a finish where the flavors glide with ease. (JL)" (06/2018)

92 points James Suckling: "Blueberry and blackberry with hints of lavender and clove on the nose. Medium to full body, firm and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink in 2020." (12/2017)

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2016 Myriad "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard - Elysian" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($399.99)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Elysian gives up intense earthy notes of crushed rocks, iron ore, black truffles and fertile loam to begin, giving way to a stunning array of black fruits and floral scentscrushed black cherries, warm black berries, cassis, red roses and candied violetswith wafts of cigar box and pencil lead in the background. Full-bodied, rich and fantastically flamboyant in the mouth, the decadent fruit slowly grows on the palate to reveal layer upon layer of mineral, earthy and seductively spiced black fruits, finishing very long and wonderfully perfumed. This is Dr. Crane at its finest. (LPB)" (10/2018)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Elysian is the special selection cuvée from this remarkable site in St. Helena. Brought up in new Darnajou and Taransaud barrels, it offers a slightly sweeter style in its crème de cassis and black raspberry fruits, vanilla bean, sweet spice, sandalwood, and dried flower aromas and flavors. It's a rich, powerful, seamless 2016 that has a supple texture, polished tannins, no hard edges, and the balance to evolve gracefully for two decades or more. As with the two cuvées from the Georges III Vineyard, the special selection is more open and complex, with a slightly sweeter profile. While I'm not convinced the special cuvées in 2016 are better wines, they're certainly different, and if presented with a choice between the two, the correct answer is "yes."" (07/2018)

93 points Vinous: "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Elysian has come together nicely over the last year. Just as it did from barrel, the Elysian shows a darker, more brooding side of Dr. Crane than the straight Myriad Cabernet off this site. Black cherry, chocolate, espresso, spice, menthol and new leather are front and center, but it is the wine's density and pure power that stand out most. The 100% new oak, with a preference of Darnajou and Taransaud barriques, gives the Elysian a good bit of barrel sweetness. (AG)" (12/2018)

92 points James Suckling: "Theres a sense of essence-like concentration and ripeness in this cabernet sauvignon with a thread of spicy, toasty oak that pervades the round, fleshy and fully ripe palate. Long and suave. Hints of graphite to close. Drink or hold." (11/2018)

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1994 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 3 available ($359.99)

96 points Vinous: "What a pleasure it is to taste and drink the 1994 Opus One. Far better than a bottle I had last year, this bottle is absolutely terrific. Voluptuous, sexy and layered to the core, the 1994 races across the palate with superb depth and pure class. (AG)" (10/2014)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is an impressive effort from Opus One. The wine, a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, and 1% Malbec, possesses a dark ruby/purple color, followed by a generous, complex nose of lead pencil, toasty oak, violets, and black currants. In the mouth, there is a beautiful texture, soft, generous, low acid, full-bodied richness, and a stunningly proportioned, rich, intense finish. The influence of 18 months in new French oak casks gives the wine a subtle oaky note in addition to giving it excellent delineation. (RP)" (12/1997)

Jancis Robinson: "Very long, cool growing season led to highly regarded vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon 93%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Merlot 2%, Malbec 1%. Skin contact 43 days, 18 months in new French oak.Slightly pale with an even paler rim. Sweet cherry-chocolate aromas. Rather simpler than the 1993 on the nose, in fact. Then it took on a certain minerality. Big and bold and chewy finish. Very graceful. Not a bruiser. Quite elegant. More intense than the 1991. (JR) 18.5/20 points" (09/2004)

K&L Notes: Opus One was founded as a joint venture between Château Mouton Rothschild's Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, and in 1984 released its first vintage, the 1979. This luxury Bordeaux-style blend has since become an international success and a landmark winery in the Napa Valley.

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1995 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 3 available ($359.99)

93 points Vinous: "Freshly cut flowers, raspberries, anise and savory herbs jump from the glass in the 1995 Opus One. A beautifully bright, focused wine, the 1995 stands out for its high-toned aromatics and fabulous balance. All the elements are in the right place. This is a distinctly pretty, feminine Opus One that is all about grace. An attractive aromatic lift rounds things out nicely. Stylistically, the 1995 belongs to the wines of similarly high rainfall vintages such as 1986 and 2011. The 1995 is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 2% Malbec. (AG)" (06/2013)

92 points James Suckling: "Delicious aromas of chocolate, sweet tobacco, and currants. Full bodied and very soft, with velvety tannins and plenty of fruit. Interesting notes of iodine, lavender, iron, and plum. This is textbook stuff, holding on beautifully." (02/2011)

Jancis Robinson: "Another prolonged growing season with the harvest from late Sep to mid Oct. Cabernet Sauvignon 86%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Merlot 5%, Malbec 2%. Skin contact 39 days, 18 months in new French oak. A certain herbaceousness on the nose, though no shortage of ripeness underneath. Tea-leaf aromas. Mineral kick. Round and ready and plump and forward, though tannins insist at the finish. Good acidity. (More than the 1994.) Very good balance. (JR) 18/20 points" (09/2004)

K&L Notes: Opus One is the legendary joint venture between Napa Valley wine impresario Robert Mondavi and Bordeaux's Baron Philippe de Rothschild, forged in 1970 and launched in 1980. This remarkable Cabernet-based blend also includes small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. The 1995 vintage benefited from a long, cool growing season that extended harvest into mid-October. Spicy, dense and wonderfully balanced, this wine is built for the long term.

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1996 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 2 available ($349.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is one of the finest Opus Ones to date, offering a dark ruby/purple color, as well as a striking, intense bouquet of sweet licorice intermixed with blackberries, cassis, plums, and saddle leather. This seamless, full-bodied wine is more velvety-textured, opulent, and succulent than past vintages. The mid-palate is expansive and chewy. The long finish is filled with glycerin, ripe fruit, and sweet tannin. Drink this impressive, user-friendly yet richly concentrated effort over the next 15 years. (RP)" (01/2000)

93 points Decanter: "The 1996 Opus One reveals an intense and expressive bouquet of black cherries, plums, cassis and spices; the prelude to a rich, textural and quite densely extracted palate impression with some firm tannins on the back end. By the mid-1990s, Opus One saw considerably longer macerations than was the case in the 1980s, and than is the case today, so their tannic profiles tend to be rather more monolithic. While the 1996 blend includes Malbec, which first became a component of Opus One in 1994, it is also the last Opus One not to include any Petit Verdot, a grape that has been part of the blend ever since 1997.(WK)" (12/2018)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright full ruby-red. Pungent black raspberry, leather, game, chocolate, espresso, pepper and fresh herbs. Juicy, bright and very concentrated, with crunchy currant, tobacco and dark chocolate flavors supported and amplified by a firm spine of acidity. Long on personality. Finishes with dusty tannins and excellent length. (ST)" (06/2000)

90 points Vinous: "A total opposite of the 1995, the 1996 Opus One blasts from the glass with massive dark fruit, iron, scorched earth, graphite and new leather. The 1996 is one of the more virile, bombastic wines in this vertical. Plums, cloves, leather and tar all flesh out on the huge, imposing finish. Although a bit rustic and brooding, the 1996 is an outstanding wine if taken on its own terms. The finish is framed by substantial tannins and an element of burliness that is likely the result of a succession of heat spikes. (AG)" (06/2013)

K&L Notes: Opus One was founded as a joint venture between Mouton Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, and in 1984 released its first vintage, the 1979. It has since become an international success and a landmark Napa Valley winery. Comprising 169 acres of vineyard in Napa Valley, they produce a luxury Bordeaux-style blend.

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1998 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 3 available ($299.99)

93 points Vinous: "Next to the 1997, the 1998 Opus One is naturally a bit slender, but it, too, boasts striking balance. Savory herbs, mint, licorice and plums are woven together in a fabric of notable class. Still young and vibrant, the 1998 is an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next decade. The focus, length and persistence are all super-impressive, especially within the context of a challenging vintage. The 1998 is 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 1% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. (AG)" (06/2013)

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2010 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 9 available ($499.99)

97 points Decanter: "A harvest lasting 30 days offered structure and tannins, deep and complex fruit with earthy nuances, still bursting with energy. (SS)" (05/2018)

97 points Vinous: "The 2010 Opus One has become incredibly elegant and polished over the last year, while retaining its power, structure and intensity. Explosive throughout, the 2010 is every bit as compelling as it has always been. Hints of rose petal, violets, lavender and mint add nuance as the wine turns a bit brighter and more floral over time. Readers who can be patient will be rewarded with a fabulous wine, but the 2010 is pretty hard to resist, even today. This is yet another terrific showing from the 2010. (AG)" (12/2014)

96 points James Suckling: "One of the best ever from Opus, it shows beautiful blackcurrant Cabernet Sauvignon character. A powerful and poised wine with well-crafted tannins. Needs about four years to soften." (06/2014)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A glorious perfume of sweet charcoal, truffle, black currants and spice box soars from the glass of the saturated purple-colored 2010 Opus One. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a beautifully knit, full-bodied red blend (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec) displaying lots of spicy black currant fruit, medium to full body, velvety tannins, and not a hard edge to be found. The texture, length and richness are all impressive. This estate has been making great Cabernet-based wines for nearly a decade and this is another one. Drink it over the next 20+ years. (RP)" (10/2013)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good saturated medium ruby. Riper on the nose than the young 2011, offering scents of blackcurrant, minerals, graphite, licorice and leather. Wonderfully suave and silky in the mouth, with terrific concentration and aromatic lift to the savory dark berry, crushed stone and mineral flavors. Really stains the palate without leaving any impression of weight. Boasts great clarity and outstanding depth, not to mention a finesse of texture rare for California Cabernet. 'Maybe my best vintage yet,' said winemaker Michael Silacci. A beauty. (ST)" (06/2013)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Offers both a rich, supple, seamless core of earthy dark berry and touches of rustic loam and dried leather scents, the latter of which give this a drying sensation on the palate. Ends with dried herb, olive and savory notes that Opus fans will love, others perhaps less so. A classic Opus. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. (JL)" (10/2013)

K&L Notes: Opus One was founded as a joint venture between Château Mouton Rothschild's Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, and in 1984 released its first vintage, the 1979. It has since become an international success and a landmark winery in Napa. Comprising 169 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley, they produce a luxury Bordeaux-style blend.

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Tasted at the property. This is one of the first great wines that exemplifies the fruition of Opus One's new generation let by Michael Silacci. He took over in 2001 and it takes years for such a large-scale improvement to take root, but the proof looms large in the splendid 2010. Bright, fresh, and clean, its deep aromatics scream high quality Napa cab. Very young even at age eight, the palate is filled with bright red fruit, balanced acidity, and a very impressive textural refinement. It is a well-proportioned, restrained wine that made the most of a cool growing season. This will certainly be a classic for them over the years and is a great reference-point wine for the new generation at Opus. Although hard to resist, another few years in the cellar will help and it will easily go twenty years from here.

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2015 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend ($329.95)

98 points James Suckling: "Purity and brilliance on the nose with so much currant and flower character. Roses, currant bush and fresh leaves, too. Brightness is the word that comes to mind. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered. Juicy and so gorgeous now. Balance is so wonderful here. All about harmonious fruit and tannin balance. I like it slightly better than the excellent 2014. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 2% malbec. Drink or hold." (12/2018)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Composed of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec, Opus One's 2015 Proprietary Red Wine is truly an iron fist in a velvet glove, delivering a powerhouse of flavors and structure with a seductively plush texture. It opens with a deep garnet-purple color and wonderfully spicy notes of cinnamon stick, cloves and fenugreek with a core of cherry preserves, redcurrant jelly, blackberry pie and warm plums plus hints of camphor, lavender and cigar box. Full-bodied, rich and bold in the mouth, it fills the palate with exotic spice-laced black and red fruits, framed by firm, beautifully ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing with epic persistence. Although it is already approachable, allow it another 3-5 years in bottle for its myriad of subtle accents to fully blossom and then drink it over the next 30+ years. (LPB) 97+" (08/2018)

97 points Vinous: "The 2015 Opus One is a terrific example of the year. Super-ripe and flamboyant in style, with tons of fruit pushed forward, the 2015 has a lot to offer. Today, the primary intensity of the fruit and some of the new oak need time to subside, but there is a lot to look forward to. A rush of super-ripe red cherry, plum, mocha, espresso and wild flowers build into the huge, creamy finish. (AG)" (12/2018)

Jancis Robinson: "Somehow Silacci and Co have managed to produce a wine that does not taste as though it's the produce of a drought and heatwave and needs the microscope required to read the alcohol level on most Napa Valley wines to discern that it is indeed 15% alcohol. Freshness is the overriding impression - thank you, Pacific Ocean and your nightly visits, presumably. There is little suggestion of anything super ripe or heady. The crimson is distinctly transparent and the nose, as well as transmitting freshness, is appetising and cedar. This is a fresh, direct wine that developed some spiciness in the glass. It is extraordinarily broachable already, although is certainly best drink with food thanks to its light charge of neat tannins. There is some sweetness but no obvious heaviness. This seems to nicely exemplify the new, fresher Napa Valley school. 17.5/20 points. (JR)" (09/2018)

Staff ImageRyan Moses | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 12, 2018

2015 is another example where Opus One perfectly encapsulates the vintage character - bold, racy, and a vintage where the most successful wines have the potential to rival some of the region's finest years. Compact and reticent on the nose, the palate unfurls with great complexity - wild cherry, plum, creamy oak, sage, and framboise. There's good concentration and depth, a luxurious and seamless texture, and balanced acidity. It's all there in 2015, an Opus One that will surely go alongside their best bottlings of the past decade.

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2013 Outpost "True Vineyard" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - 4 available ($249.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Absolutely as close to perfection as one probably can get is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a selection of their very best material. This cuvée represents 375 cases aged 20 months in 90% new French oak. Opaque purple in color and more packed and concentrated than its sibling, it is full-bodied, with blackberry and blueberry fruit, perhaps a slight suggestion of charcoal and volcanic earth and burning embers. The wine has huge structure, massive extract and is as packed and stacked as a Cabernet Sauvignon can be. Forget it for 7-10 years and drink it over the following 40-50. (RP)" (10/2015)

95 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard is every bit as impressive as it has been on the several occasions I have tasted it from cask. An exotic concoction of smoke, graphite, black cherries and lavender makes a strong impression in a towering, distinctive Howell Mountain wine that is going to need a good few years in bottle to truly come together. This is a fabulous showing from Outpost. (AG) 95+" (10/2015)

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2014 Patria "Avoyelles" Oakville Bordeaux Blend (1.5L) - 6 available Price: Hidden

95 points Vinous: "Explosive aromatics and layers of dense, textured fruit hit the palate in the 2014 Avoyelles, Patria's Cabernet Franc-based wine. The 2014 has really grown over the last year. Today, it is a total knock-out. Readers should expect a voluptuous, dark Cabernet Franc-based wine very much in the bold style that is typical of the eastern side of Oakville. (AG) 95+" (12/2016)

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A slightly different blend to the 2013, the 2014 Avoyelles Oakville Ranch incorporates a splash of Petit Verdot and is 56% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot. This beauty is charming, supple and beautifully pure, with terrific notes of blueberries, spring flowers, graphite and licorice. Its concentrated, fresh and focused, with the house style, and is ideal for drinking over the coming 10-15 years." (07/2017)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Oakville Ranch Avoyelles is an intriguing blend of 56% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot. I thought this was an outrageously delicious, complex wine with notes of incense, camphor, blueberry liqueur, blackcurrants, licorice and a touch of new oak in the background. It is deep, full-bodied, velvety textured and voluptuous with superb density and relatively pure, deep blue and black fruits. This full-bodied wine will offer delicious drinking over the next 12-15+ years. (RP)" (12/2016)

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2009 Philip Togni Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 2 available ($199.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium red. Wild aromas of redcurrant, tobacco, meat, mocha and cedar, with a whiff of pepper (another sample that had been open for 72 hours took on a somewhat darker fruit character). A very smooth and suave midweight, with ripe acidity giving definition and energy to the mid-palate. Not a particularly fleshy style of 2009 but wonderfully balanced wine, with a firmness from the addition of the press wine. The long finish features big but supple tannins. This wine may well merit a higher rating with six or seven years of bottle aging. 92+ (ST)" (05/2012)

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2013 Plumpjack "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $385) Price: Hidden

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Estate Oakville is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot aged in 100% new French oak. This is perfection and an absolutely amazing effort. The wine is dense purple with sweet tannin, oodles of blueberry and blackberry fruit caressed by toasty new oak, and a full-bodied multi-dimensional mouthfeel -- akin to a skyscraper in the mouth, but without any heaviness. The finish goes on for a good 45+ seconds, and the wine is super-pure and majestic. Truly a tour de force in Cabernet Sauvignon. Kudos to Plumpjack. Drink 2018-2040. (RP)" (12/2015)

96 points Vinous: "A dark, sumptuous wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a total knock-out. Crème de cassis, blueberry jam, new leather, espresso and cedar flesh out effortlessly. The Reserve captures all the magic of this fabled corner of Oakville, where the wines boast texture, nuance and volume, but with no sense of heaviness. A prototypical modern Napa Valley Cabernet, the 2013 Reserve hits all the right notes. (AG)" (10/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator: "A wine of considerable size and proportion, this is very dense, rich and focused, with an intense beam of lively, gravel-laced currant, blackberry, anise, sage and cedar flavors. Though the size of the wine merits cellar time, there's a beauty within. (JL)" (11/2016)

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2013 Pott "Actaeon - Quixote Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 2 available ($299.99)

94 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Actaeon, from the Quixote vineyard in Stags Leap, opens with intriguing, intensely floral aromatics. Rose petal, mint, lavender, hard candy and spices lift from the glass, followed by red cherry, plum, pomegranate, white pepper overtones. This is one of the more distinctive wines in Aaron Pott's range. (AG)" (10/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator: "A sleek, elegant style, with understated elegance, featuring a supple, graceful core of zesty raspberry, wild berry, spice and anise flavors. Offers juicy acidity and a long, clean finish. Should age beautifully. Drink now through 2026. (JL, Web Only-2016)"

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From farther south in Napa Valley, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Actaeon Quixote Vineyard shows a crisper, more feminine side, with ripe red and blackcurrant fruit, and hints of toast, Christmas fruitcake and tobacco leaf. It clearly comes across as a cooler-climate stye of Cabernet Sauvignon compared to the Bisagno and Starr vineyards Cabernets. The wine has good acidity, richness and should age nicely for at least 20 years. (RP)" (10/2015)

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2013 Pott "Le Nouveau Western Star Vineyard" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 2 available ($319.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A winner is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Le Nouveau Western, which is classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from the Starr Vineyard. Plenty of dense, blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice, graphite and foresty notes are all present in this full-bodied, opulent wine with terrific purity and length. Tannins are present, but balanced beautifully by lavish amounts of fruit and extract. Drink it over the next 20 years. Aaron Pott is obviously a super-talented winemaker who seems to have a bright future ahead of him. He is buying fruit from interesting sources and turning them into exciting wines. There are not large quantities of any of these wines, but readers would be best served to get on the mailing list and try some of the ones that sound most interesting to them. (RP)" (10/2015)

94 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Nouveau Western, from a vineyard in Rutherford planted with Martha's clone Cabernet, is one of the many highlights in Aaron Pott's range. Ample, intense and structured to the core, the 2013 offers up a compelling mélange of dark ripe fruit, earthiness and smoke, all backed up by seriously intense tannins. The 2013 is a powerful, virile wine. Accordingly, it needs time in bottle. (AG)" (10/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Supple and juicy, with fleshy, fine-grained tannins and a core of blackberry and blackberry pie, accented by touches of herb, cedar, tobacco and plum. Caressing aftertaste. Drink now through 2028. (JL)" (07/2016)

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2013 Pott "The Arsenal - Greer Vineyard" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) ($399.99)

95 points Vinous: "Nothing in particular stands out in the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon The Arsenal. Instead, it is the wine's overall balance that truly impresses. Lavender, mint, sweet spices and red stone fruit are all finely spun into the racy finish. Sadly, this is Pott's last vintage of The Arsenal, as proprietor Rob Greer has opted to keep all of the fruit for his own project. (AG)" (10/2015)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A big-time wine is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon The Arsenal from the Greer Vineyard in Rutherford. I believe this is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is dense purple, with loamy soil undertones interwoven with créme de cassis, blackberry, spice box and cedar wood. The wine is deep, rich opulent and a big-time winner with sweet tannins. This wine should drink well for two decades as well. (RP) 94+" (10/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Combines richness with depth and harmony, presenting a smooth, caressing texture to the core of earthy currant, anise, cedar and black licorice flavors, gliding along on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 74 cases made. (JL)" (06/2016)

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2013 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 5 available ($549.99)

98 points Vinous: "The 2013 Monte Bello is utterly spellbinding in its beauty. Finely sculpted and chiseled, with super-expressive aromatics and searing tannins, the 2013 is shaping up to be a modern-day classic. The 2013 is remarkably pure and vibrant for such a big wine. It will be years before the 2013 is close to being ready to drink. Even so, it is magnificent today. Where will the 2013 end up? The future seems limitless for now. Quite simply, the 2013 is a must-have wine. In 2013, Monte Bello is very heavy in Cabernet Sauvignon, partly because Merlot suffered in the drought-like conditions. The 2013 has already begun to shut down in bottle. Readers need to be in for the long haul. (AG)" (07/2016)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted out of bottle, the 2013 Monte Bello is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc and just 5% of Merlot (Merlot struggled in 2013 due to the drought). Surprisingly, given the higher Cabernet content, it's more voluptuous and layered than the '12, and has awesome concentration and depth on the palate to go with classic creme de cassis, vanilla bean and violets. Reminding winemaker Eric Baugher of the 1985 (sorry, before my wine drinking time), I suspect this beautifully pure, elegant and seamless beauty will drink nicely in 3-4 years, and have upwards of three decades of overall longevity. (JD)" (10/2015)

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2007 Scarecrow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (lightly nicked labels) - 2 available ($949.99)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Scarecrow's inky/purple-colored 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is a prodigious effort. It reveals a liqueur of crushed rocks intermixed with a smorgasbord of spring flower, blueberry, creme de cassis, and assorted blue, black, and red fruit characteristics. It also possesses extraordinary concentration, but what sets it apart is the fragrant aromatics combined with uncommon purity and elegance for such a full-bodied, massively concentrated wine. Its perfect balance suggests it can be drunk at a relatively young age, but it should easily evolve over 30-35 years. Congratulations to all involved!" (12/2009)

97 points Wine Spectator: "Firm, fresh, intense and vibrant, exhibiting a minerally crushed rock flavor and a texture mixed with ripe currant, plum and blackberry, with a dash of mocha-laced oak. Full-bodied, with floral scents and elegant balance. Firms on the finish, where the tannins provide grip for the flavors." (10/2010)

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright medium ruby. Strongly mineral aromas of black raspberry, cassis, dark chocolate, licorice and menthol, plus a whiff of Rutherford dust. Then silky, sexy and concentrated, with compelling inner-mouth perfume to the red and black fruit flavors complicated by loam and minerals. Very light on its feet...A beauty now, but it would be a shame not to give this some time to blossom in the bottle." (05/2010)

K&L Notes: Scarecrow is the product of the vineyards of the legendary JJ Cohn (think Wizard of Oz) and the name pays tribute to him. The vineyards are equally remarkable and historied. When John Daniel Jr. convinced his neighbor JJ Cohn to plant these vineyards in 1945 he may have known the potential. The vineyards provided fruit for many spectacular wines including the early and magnificent Inglenook Cabernets, and later for many of the iconic Napa Cabs of more modern times. The pre-phyloxera St George rootstock and incredible old vines now produce the fruit for Scarecrow.

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2015 Schrader "Beckstoffer Georges III" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($349.99)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the 2015s, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard is a thick, unctuous, huge beauty that gives up a deep purple color as well as lots of blueberry, violets, and incense. Its deep, full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and has silky tannin, which is the hallmark of the 2015s from Schrader. Its capable of lasting for 20-25 years or more." (12/2017)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Coming from the Beckstoffer Georges III vineyard, the very deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon GIII bursts forth with an outrageously spicy nose of Chinese five spice and aniseed with a core of crème de cassis, blueberry pie, menthol and chocolate box plus a waft of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, rich, ripe and decadent on the palate, it fills the mouth with exotic spice layers and warm black fruits, framed by velvety tannins and great freshness, finishing with epic persistence. 318 cases produced. (LPB)" (12/2017)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Plump, rich and juicy, with loads of dark berry flavors centered on black licorice and cigar box notes. Tannins grip the finish, so cellar this. Best from 2021 through 2032. (JL)" (11/2018)

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2013 Schrader "Beckstoffer To Kalon - RBS" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($299.99)

99 points James Suckling: "This is shows complex aromas of chili, red tile and red currant aromas. Full-bodied, dense and powerful. It is so intense and rich yet remains agile and fresh. Austere tannins give this wine form and tension. Lively and captivating. Beautiful now but be patient. Better in 2021." (05/2016)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS, also from clone 337, but in this case from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, shows an absolutely perfect 100-point nose of red, black and blue fruits, charcoal, graphite and forest floor. It hits the palate with a seamless integration of wood, tannin, acidity and alcohol and has tremendous opulence and palate presence in its full-bodied, long finish. On aromatics alone, it rates a perfect score, but I ended up being somewhat conservative I suppose. It should drink well for three decades as well. Drink through 2045. (RP)" (10/2015)

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2014 Schrader ''Old Sparky'' Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 2 available ($899.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Sparky, Fred Schrader's favorite selection, is clone 4 from the To Kalon Vineyard aged in 100% new Darnajou and seems closest in personality and overall style to the CCS. This is a beautiful wine with great intensity and seems to be one of the superstars of this vintage. Smoky barbecue notes intermix with charcoal embers, blackberry, cassis, Christmas fruitcake, licorice and camphor. This is a complex 2014 that is showing beautifully at the moment and will continue to drink well for another 20 years. (RP)" (10/2016)

97 points James Suckling: "This is really savory with so much meat, currant, mushroom and walnut-skin character. Full-bodied, layered and very powerful. A touch of heat on the finish, but the acid balances it out. Extreme intensity. Contrasty and fascinating. Best eight barrels. Only magnums." (05/2017)

K&L Notes: Praise for the producer from Robert Parker: "As I have written in the past, the Schrader project with Thomas Rivers Brown as their winemaker started as a look at one of Napa Valley’s historic and first-growth vineyard sites – the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville. It has expanded now to include Beckstoffer’s Las Piedras Vineyard in St. Helena and the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard in Rutherford. It is basically a study of clonal selections by keeping these wines separate and apart, but enjoying the identical winemaking, upbringing in the cellars and bottling. The bottom line is that these are just hands-down fabulous Cabernet Sauvignons and have been since the project debuted more than ten years ago. The difference between each of them is generally minor and I will probably end up giving sightly different reviews when the wines are in bottle – because they are all at the top of the pyramid of quality. Any one of them is essentially a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon that could compete with the finest made anywhere in the world." (10/2016)

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2002 Screaming Eagle Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($3,799.99)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Beautiful floral notes intermixed with creme de cassis, licorice and charcoal jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored 2002. Opulent, broad, full-bodied and more mature than I expected given how this wine showed in its youth, this deep, rich Cabernet Sauvignon is exceptional. However, in this vintage it has to take a back seat to a number of other cuvees. The final blend was 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. (RP) 97+" (06/2012)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Smooth and seductive, with layers of ripe, rich currant, smoky, toasty oak, hints of hazelnut, mineral and sage. What's fascinating about this wine is that for all its elegance and finesse, it's very dense and concentrated, with a persistent and focused finish. *Collectibles* (JL)" (10/2005)

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2004 Screaming Eagle Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($3,299.99)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Aged 20 months in 72% new French oak, this blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc comes from a great vineyard on the valley floor in Oakville, just south of Rudd Estate and Plumpjack. The wines dense ruby/purple color is followed by a beautiful, Pauillac-like (think Pontet Canet or Mouton), ethereal perfume of creme de cassis, or as Michael Broadbent used to say, 'celestial black currants,' full body, a velvety texture, fine tannins, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a terrific finish. While there were no real surprises tasting this wine, I was somewhat intrigued by just how youthful the 2004 Screaming Eagle is showing. I had expected it to reveal slightly more evolution. I thought the 13% Merlot in the blend would push the evolution more quickly. The finish lasts for a full minute. As it has been in just about every vintage, the 2004 is a profound wine. It is for others to decide if it is overpriced, but this is undeniably a great wine that competes on the world stage with the best that exist. (RP) 97+" (04/2014)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep ruby-red. Deeper, sweeter aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, mocha, smoke and minerals. Rich and suave in the mouth; fuller and considerably smoother than the 2003. This boasts lovely sweetness and superb refinement, as well as more stuffing to support its nutty oak than the leaner 2003 ppossesses. There's nothing astringent about this. The blend includes just 6% merlot and 2% cab franc. (ST)" (06/2007)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Impeccably balanced, intense and complex, with a mix of savory currant, loamy earth and firmly structured tannins. Tightens up on the finish, where the tannins clamp down, yet the finish is long and persistent. *Collectibles* (JL)" (11/2007)

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2006 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($239.99)

95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Among the deepest, most complete Cabernets that we have yet encountered from 2006, Shafer's latest tête de cuvee wins high praise for both concentration and keen focus. Its plentiful blackcurrant fruit dovetails perfectly with its equally generous oak, and it flavors build and build en route a long and wonderfully sustained finish. There is great scale and substance about this one, yet the wine manages to avoid being too much, and it will age famously for ten years or more on the strength of its exceptional balance. *Three Stars*" (04/2011)

95 points James Suckling: "Bay leaf, dark fruits, and almonds on the nose. This wine is powerful, with a full body, and with flavors of mineral, mint, and lead pencil. I'm thinking Pauillac but tasting California. A very long finish, but needs some time." (04/2011)

94 points Wine & Spirits: "Like the best vintages of Hillside Select, this wine has tremendous structural power that remains almost imperceptible. On the surface, the tannins are pillowy soft, their supple richness surrounding a core of dark fruit. The wine is black but not hyperextractedthe layers of dark chocolate flavor seem to come from the soil rather than from oak." (12/2010)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Young, tannic and juicy, filled with sweet blackberry, cherry and cassis flavors, and well oaked, having been aged in 100% new French barrels. Those are the raw facts. The wine itself shows the pedigree of this fine estate, and will no doubt pick up bottle nuances over the years. *Cellar Selection*" (04/2011)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A slightly more compact version of the great Hillside, but nevertheless youthful, the 2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select has a dense purple color, some notes of damp earth, cedar wood, forest floor, red and black currants, and toast. Some austere tannins kick in in the finish, but the wine is full-bodied, ripe and rich. An outstanding effort, but not one of the monumental vintages for Hillside Select, it should be drunk over the next 20 years. (RP)" (12/2014)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Firm, dense and chunky, with chewy, extracted tannins and dark berry, gravelly earth, mocha and anise notes, this seems unevolved. No sign of fading or gaining. Ends with gripping tannins. (JL, Web Only-2016)"

91 points Vinous: "Good dark red. Stubbornly reticent, unevolved nose hints at dark fruits, coffee, tar and sea salt. Extremely backward on the palate, conveying a distinctly medicinal character to its flavors of dark cherry, tar and dried herbs. Savory more than sweet and evolving very slowly. Finishes with substantial tannins and a repeating saline character. (ST) 91+" (07/2016)

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2012 The Crane Assembly "G.B. Crane" St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($199.99)

Producer tasting notes: "Soft hints of toasted French oak dominate the hugely aromatic entry and provide ample support to the generous array of fruit that provide the start to this wine. An immense mid-palate explodes with a cacophony of dense dark chocolate and ripe bing cherries. The oak found on the entry lingers and frames an almost endless finish replete with a full complement of flavors and ripe tannins."

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2012 The Grade "Winfield Vineyard - Kingly Project" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($229.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made by brilliant winemaking consultant Thomas Brown, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Kingly Project (100 cases; aged 20 months in French oak) comes from the Winfield Vineyard, which sits at the alluvial base of Mt. St. Helena. Sweet cassis, graphite, high-class, unsmoked cigar tobacco and background oak characteristics are present in this full-bodied, opulent, multidimensional, majestic Cabernet Sauvignon. It should age effortlessly for two decades. (RP)" (10/2014)

93 points Vinous: "The Grade's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Kingly Project emerges from a single block on the property (Block 5). Much more powerful than the straight Cabernet bottling, the Kingly possesses remarkable depth and power, but is also a bit one-dimensional. Still, there is plenty to admire in the wine's jammy dark fruit and overall intensity. Graphite, smoke and pencil shavings add complexity on the ample, enveloping finish. (AG)" (12/2014)

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2013 Turnbull "Black Label" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($219.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label flirts with perfection, with gorgeous graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit and a full-bodied mouthfeel. The wine is light on its feet for such massive extraction. With not a hard edge to be found, this is truly brilliant winemaking from a great terroir. This is long, rich powerful and certainly seems to have 30 years of upside. Forget it for five years and drink it over the following 30+ years. Drink through 2045. (RP)" (12/2015)

95 points James Suckling: "Black licorice, blueberry and tar aromas. Full body plus soft and velvety tannins that are polished and delicious. Persistent and beautiful. Drink or hold." (01/2016)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "An estate-grown wine from an Oakville-based producer, this is an opaque, concentrated expression of black fig and gunpowder, girded by sturdy tannin and a richness of black cherry and berry. It reveals the power of the appellation well, and a ripeness of the vintage. (VB)" (07/2016)

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2014 Venge "Family Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 2 available ($259.99)

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "From the Oakville estate and Beckstoffers Missouri Hopper Vineyard, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve is slightly more concentrated and opulent than the Bone Ash Vineyard, which is mostly like due to its longer 27-month elevage in new French oak. Cassis, spicy oak, licorice, vanilla bean, and dried herb notes all emerge from this sexy, expansive, broad, beautifully full-bodied 2014 that has more density and depth than most in the vintage. It has ripe, sweet tannin and will cruise in the cellar for 20+ years." (12/2017)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is ready for bottling, but is still in barrel. Deep ruby/purple colored, this wine from the familys Oakville estate has gorgeous blueberries and blackberries galore and a multi-layered, skyscraper-like mouthfeel, while displaying velvety tannins in the finish. It is a classic 2014 in size, richness, equilibrium and complexity. It should drink well for 20 or more years, much like the 2014 Bone Ash Cabernet. Drink from 2017-2037. (RP)" (12/2016)