Wine Advocate | Rating: 100Very deep inky purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is a little youthfully reticent at this stage, offering glimpses at freshly crushed black currants, black berries and plums with touches of dried Provence herbs, menthol, cigar boxes and Indian spices. Full-bodied with very firm, very ripe tannins and an incredible core of black fruit, earth and spice layers, it has wonderful freshness and depth, finishing long and multilayered. 618 cases produced.Drink Dates: 2018 - 2048Author: Lisa Perrotti-BrownIssue: 234
Vinous | Rating: 97The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mt. Veeder) is the most distinguished and nuanced of these four Cabernets from Lokoya. Beams of tannin give the wine its shape and vibrancy. Deceptively medium in body, with terrific energy, the 2015 has quite a bit to offer, especially once the tannins start to soften. Bright red mountain fruit, savory herbs and expressive floral notes all develop as this striking wine continues to open up in the glass.Drink Dates: 2022 - 2040Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: Mar 2018
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Chockablock with dark fig, boysenberry and blueberry fruit paste flavors inlaid with singed vanilla and apple wood notes, backed by a tarry edge on the finish. A hefty red that needs some cellaring to round into form, but there's fruit to burn here. Best from 2023 through 2037. 618 cases made. — JMDrink Dates: 2023-2037Author: James MolesworthIssue: Aug 31, 2019
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