2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Carver Vineyard
“A rich, sumptuous, layered wine, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, from the historic York Mountain AVA, hits the palate with blue and black fruit, grilled herbs, cassis, lavender and violets. Today, the 2010 is remarkably fresh and primary. Hints of sage, rosemary, tobacco, iron and leather wrap around the structured finish. It will be interesting to see how the 2010 ages, but it is magnificent, even today.”
94 PTS - Vinous
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Carver Vineyard
"Glass-staining ruby. Ripe cherry and cassis on the nose, with hints of tar and woodsmoke emerging slowly. Broad and fleshy on entry, then tighter and chewier in the mid-palate, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors with complicating nuances of chewing tobacco and rose pastille. Fine-grained tannins build steadily on the long, focused finish, with the tobacco and floral notes echoing."
- Josh Raynolds, Vinous
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
This will be our third bottling off this historic site planted in the early 80’s. Its coastal proximity and high elevation produce Cabernet with great precision and clarity. These days many folks are crafting Cabs that don’t taste like Cab. Cabernet Sauvignon is not naturally a big burley wine. (Its parents are Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.) The 2014 has been resting for three years in a selection of French and Hungarian barriques. The result is a beautiful wine that might be reminiscent of a French claret. This is a graceful wine that combines power and finesse. Consider it a bit of an intellect while still being able to entertain at a cocktail party. Drink 2017-2027