2016 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Station
From a legendary vineyard that is farmed by the University of California, Davis, this is a brilliant expression of Oakville terroir. Bold ripe aromas of blackberry, cassis, spice, and fresh cedar with a layer of old-fashioned black licorice. Despite its youthful exuberance, the first sip is smooth and lush. A symphony of complex flavors explodes with black fruit, plum, and a hint of extra dark chocolate. The finish is seductive, yet balanced, the deep fruit flavors that linger on the silky finish. While this young wine is approachable and satisfying now, you would certainly be rewarded with a little time in the cellar.
94 pts - Anthony Dias Blue/Blue Lifestyle
91 pts - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91 pts - California Grape Vine
94 pts - Wine.com
91 pts - Wine Enthusiast
98 pts - 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition