"Very deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select comes bounding out of the glass with gregarious scents ofcrèmedecassis,warmblackcherries,plumpreservesandIndianspiceswith hints oflilacs,garrigue,stewedteaandcigarbox plus a waft ofcharcuterie.Full-bodied, rich, boldly fruited andwildlydecadent,it has a rock-solid frame ofgrainytanninsandcompellingfreshness,finishing with loads ofearthyandsavorylayers."
-98+ Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"There’s anintenselyripe,freshandvibrantedge to thisfocused,elegantandassertivelypure Cabernet that delivers attractiveblueberryandcassisaromas in stylish form. The palate arrives as apreciseandfocusedsuite of ripeblueberryandblackberryflavors, buildingsmoothlyto anattractivelycrispandeven-pacedfinish.Anothersuperbeditionof this wine. Drink or hold."
-98 Points, James Suckling
"Richandvoluptuouson the palate, with no hard edges at all, the 2015 is a prototypical Hillside Select built on volume. Inky blue/purplishfruit,graphiteandchocolategive the wine much of its flamboyant personality, but there is plenty of tannin lurking beneath the fruit as well. The 2015 is clearly going to need time to shed some of its baby fat, but it ishugelypromisingat this early stage andafabulouswineby any measure."
"Intense ruby red color with violet nuances; intense, characteristic bouquet of the primary grape aromas; fruity component, full-bodied and robust, well-balanced with tannin and oak features."
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