Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Booth Bella Oaks exhibits slightly denser fruit, a darker blackberry and blackcurrant fruit spectrum, terrific body, length and richness. It is a sensational 2014 to drink over the next 25 or more years.Drink Dates: 2015-2041Author: Robert ParkerIssue: 227
Vinous | Rating: 94The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Booth-Bella Oaks Vineyard is another very beautiful and expressive wine from the Staglin family. Black cherry, plum, menthol, licorice and lavender are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass. Dark, pliant and inviting, with lovely mid-palate flesh, the 2014 is a very pretty wine in this vintage. Dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot round out the blend.Drink Dates: 2018 - 2029Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: Dec 2016
James Suckling | Rating: 97A very impressive, very powerful and seamless Grand Cru red. Aromas of earthy, red cherries and fresh, woody and sappy nuances. There is also a thread of fresh violet flowers and flashes of spicy oak, all combined to make a complex nose. The palate has raw power and really athletic tannins that push explosively out the finish. Impressive depth and drive with a red-cherry, red-plum stone tang. Wow factor is high here. Drink from 2023. For two decades at least.Drink Dates: 2023Author: James SucklingIssue: Thursday, December 27, 2018
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 60 bottles owned
- 6 collectors