2016 Brilliant Mistake Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (90%); Cabernet Franc (5%); Petit Verdot (5%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 96+ (RP); 96 (JD); 95 (JS)
"It has a very deep garnet-purple color and features beautifully youthful, vibrant black cherries, black berries and red and black currants scents with wafts of kirsch, lilacs, roses and red soil plus a touch of crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, stunningly elegant and well-poised in the mouth, it has a very sexy frame of plush tannins and a fantastic perfume pervading the very long mineral-laced finish. A monumental success this year, this wine proves that mistakes are not just a necessary part of continual improvement, occasionally they can be absolutely inspired. Bravo!
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 10/18