Decanter Magazine, April 2018
Decanter Panel Tasting
California Cabernet 2014
Despite an earthquake during harvest, this Cabernet Sauvignon vintage proved to be outstanding, producing beautiful wines with great structure, says Karen MacNeil.
90-94 points, Highly Recommended: A grassy, leafy expression of Cabernet on the nose with smoky hints. Very attractive, with beautiful poise on the savoury palate, while the firm structure suits the fresher register of the aromas.
One of six wines pictured from a field of 174 wines.
Alex Hunt MW, one of his top three
94 points: Green notes are a key part of Cabernet’s aroma, yet often suppressed in California. How refreshing, then, to find them lifting the juicy fruit of this wine to another level of complexity. Drink 2020-2030.