Wine Spectator Awards 2019 Highest Beauty Cabernet Sauvignon 97 Points

Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Highest Beauty 2019

97 points
Boasting tiers of cassis, plum, mulberry and black cherry fruit stacked upon each other, this towering example relies on purity and focus as much as power, thanks to racy yet deeply embedded acidity as well as enticing violet and iron notes that fill in throughout. Rather than just lingering, the fruit ripples with underlying energy through the lengthy finish. Outright gorgeous. Best from 2024 through 2040. From California.—J.M., July 2022

Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville H.W.C 2019

96 points
A textbook Oakville big boy, with a prodigious structure that's polished and plush in feel, supporting large waves of warmed cassis, steeped plum and blackberry reduction. Winey and muscular but with detail and cut, as apple wood, sweet bay leaf and anise add a mouthwatering aspect to the finish. Impressive. Best from 2024 through 2038. From California. —J.M., July 2022

Eliza's Red Wine 2019 

95 points 

Leads off with a beautiful plume of warmed cassis and plum compote, followed by sparkles of anise, violet, apple wood, sweet tobacco and sassafras. The finish is underscored by loam and iron as the fruit plays out. Hefty and broad, but with cut and superior detail. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2023 through 2036. —J.M. July 2022

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