2015 Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon
This beautifully balanced wine hails from the eastern foothills in the farthest north (and the warmest) AVA in the Napa Valley. Loaded with classic Calistoga character it offers a pure reflection of a stellar vintage. Exotic aromas of baking spice, blackberry, mocha, cassis and red licorice invite another swirl and sniff. Smooth and lush on entry, the layers of black fruit, cedar, plum and cassis continue to unfold. Secondary flavors of vanilla and black licorice are interwoven with layers ripe fruit and silky tannins. Picked at peak ripeness this full-bodied wine delivers right through to the lingering finish with balance and finesse.
90 Points The International Wine Report