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Wine Reviews 2021 VHR Cabernet Sauvignon

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media,  <span>Dec 2023</span>

The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon is super-polished. Freshly cut flowers, rose petal, lavender and spice lend notable aromatic presence to this silky, nuanced wine. This is once of the most elegant wines I can remember tasting here, even with low yields and tiny berries. Silky, perfectly-ripe tannins wrap around a core of red/purplish fruit. Medium in body and wonderfully refined, the 2021 is shaping up to be a gem. It is, quite simply, magnificent.  98+ pts.

James Suckling,  <span>Nov. 13, 2023</span>

Lots of black fruits, lead pencil, graphite, and ink pot. Currants. Black earth. Some bark. Medium-bodied with chewy yet polished tannins with a minerally undertone. Hints of black mushrooms. Juicy and reserved at the end. Lots of freshness and structure at the same time. Good grip in the finish. Try after 2026.  98 pts.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent,  <span>Nov. 8, 2023</span>

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon rolls out of the glass with expressive scents of freshly crushed black cherries, warm cassis, and juicy blackberries followed by hints of menthol, dark chocolate, licorice, and cinnamon stick plus a fragrant waft of violets. The full-bodied palate is densely laden with vibrant black fruits and loads of baking spice sparks, framed by exquisitely ripe tannins and well-knit freshness, finishing very long and achingly perfumy. 946 cases were made.  100 pts.

Jeb Dunnuck,  <span>Feb. 16, 2023</span>

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in 70% new French oak, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon VHR sports a dense purple hue to go with a stunning nose of blackcurrants, charcoal, leafy tobacco, and violet. This beauty is full-bodied, rich, concentrated, has a great core of tannins, and a killer finish. This will probably merit a triple-digit rating in 5–7 years and is a brilliant wine as well as a possible 30+-year legend in the making.  98+ pts.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media,  <span>Oct. 2022</span>

The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon is a magical, utterly riveting wine and one of my early favorites in this vintage. I can’t say that I am that surprised, as I had the opportunity to taste the core component wines earlier in the year. The potential was evident even then. A model of purity and nuance, the 2021 captures all the dark, mineral savoriness of this site in grand style. I can’t wait to taste it from bottle.  97100 pts.

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