93 POINTS! Robert Parkers Wine Advocate, 2016 Vintage
"A barrel sample composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon with 12% Petit Verdot and 10% Merlot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve displays notes of crème de cassis, pure plums, beef drippings, iron ore and dried herbs with touches of pencil lead and cedar. The fruit on the medium-bodied palate is totally singing at this nascent stage, offering vibrant blackberry layers, nice ripe tannins and a long, earthy finish."
91 POINTS! Robert Parkers Wine Advocate, 2015 Vintage
"This wine is a blend of around 80% Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc making up the other 20%. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve offers ripe cassis, blackberry preserves, dried herbs, incense and dusty earth notions with a hint of smoked meat. The medium to full-bodied palate reveals a firm, fine-grained backbone with layered, relatively elegant fruit expression and a long and earthy finish."
94 POINTS! Wine Enthusiast, 2014 Vintage
"Mocha cream, pencil shaving and dried herb aromas are set against a backdrop of black currant fruit in this big but balanced bottling from the Daou brothers. It’s soft on the palate, where the texture commands as much attention as the flavors, in a matrix of mouth-coating tannins that frame its cola, cocoa, black plum and cherry notes."
94 POINTS! Wine Enthusiast, 2013 Vintage
"There's an elegant weave to the aromas of this bottling, with soy, dried dill, peppercorns, crushed gravel and a touch of cedar laced throughout the black fruit on the nose. Perfectly rounded black currant, black cassis and black cherry fruits show on the sip, which is leveled by violets and pencil shavings."