From a legendary vineyard that is farmed by the University of California, Davis, this is a brilliant expression of Oakville terroir. Bold, ripe fruit aromas with some spice and dried herb notes. Smooth and round on entry the Merlot in this blend offers a juicy fruit-focused core that balances the big flavors that we expect from Oakville Cabernet. Expressive yet nuanced, this wine delivers a full-bodied lush core with layers of spice, and a touch of earthiness. True to its heritage, this Bordeaux blend expresses the best that Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc have to offer. Lush and full, the supple tannins linger in a savory, fruit-laced finish.
94 pts - Anthony Dias Blue/Blue Lifestyle
90 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
92 pts - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 pts - Wine Enthusiast