"When I first walked this property in the summer of 1994, I knew this was a special place. It wasn't just the landscape's beauty that spoke to me-it was also the soil, the climate, and the south-eastern facing hillsides. That was the day I committed to making wines that reflect the true beauty and essence of this rare place." Ted Simpkins "Owner"
According to Wine Spectator 92 points
Rich and gutsy, with dense, extracted, well-focused dark fruit, blackberry, wild berry, black licorice and loamy earth, ending with savory herb notes and thick tannins. This winery continues to make gains. Drink now through 2022.
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate bursts from the glass with blackberries, cassis, grilled herbs, smoke and licorice, all of which are beautifully woven together. This ripe juicy Cabernet presents an exotic, super-ripe profile balanced by a firm sense of structure. Not a bad combination, to say the least. Freshly cut flowers, mint and licorice are layered into the energetic, vibrant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
94 Points The Wine Advocate
"A great Cabernet that will proudly stand beside the best of Napa Valley. Made in the modern style, it's soft and sweet in blackberry, cherry, currant and dark-chocolate flavors, but the finish is thoroughly dry, wrapped in a scour of tannins and acids. So good to drink now, you might forget to age it, but don't. This will provide plenty of deliciousness over the next six-plus years."
94 Points Wine Enthusiast