Robert Parker Review
Some investment in patience will be warranted with this wine, which is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot from the Lewelling Ranch at the base of St. Helena's western hills. Aged in 100% new French oak, the wine is tight and restrained, but bursting with potential. Oodles of minerality, black currants, graphite, tobacco leaf, and spice box are all present in this deep, full-bodied, concentrated and powerful wine. However, the tannins are still present and the wine is in need of 4-5 years of cellaring. It should keep for 20-30 years.