Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Rich to the point of being syrupy, this shows impressive ripeness and expressive blackberry and blueberry flavors, delivering uncommon textural viscosity. Flavors saturate the palate. This style doesn't get much better. Drink now through 2026. 150 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard (an Oakville site) plays the same theme song. Inky purple to the rim with magnificent aromatics of flowers, black and blue fruits, and touches of background barrique and earth, this wine is full-bodied and stunningly concentrated, with well-delineated flavors and amazing length. Again, this is another 25-year wine at minimum.Author: Robert Parker
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 38 bottles owned
- 22 collectors