The 2015 vintage opens with gentle aromas of ripe cherries, cassis and hints of violet and sage. Its immediate accessibility on the palette offers up elegant notes of black cherries, crème de menthe and sage with an underlying belly of gravelly notes and minerality. As the wine expands on the mid-palette, the soft tannins and smooth acidity help extract the subtle notes of rich boysenberry, ripe cherry and plum to take center stage. The understated flavors of red licorice and tobacco help finesse the 2015 vintage to its long, elegant and complex finish. Best drunk at cellar temperature and decanted for a half hour before consumption.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot and 1% Malbec, coming from the Lewelling Vineyard and aged for 18 months in French oak, 60% new. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon delivers notes of red and black currants, mulberries and warm plums with touches of cedar chest and lavender. Medium to full-bodied with great elegance and bags of finesse, it features very fine-grained, silky tannins and a long, perfumed finish. 225 cases were made