Elegant, sophisticated, and complex, with fruity notes that blend cherries, prunes, tobacco, and roasted coffee. Palate
Well-rounded and very well structured, with ripe tannins and plenty of texture. Long finish.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon also spent 8 months in French and American oak. Slightly reticent aromatically, with coaxing it reveals notes of cedar, tobacco, violets, spice box, and assorted black fruits. More structured than the Reserve Merlot, it might evolve for 1-2 years although there is no need to defer gratification. (Feb 2012)