Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (91%); Merlot (9%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 96 (RP); 98+ (JD); 98 (JS)
" Pure, classic California notes of crème de cassis, spicy oak, chalky minerality, graphite, and spring flowers emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon that's sourced from multiple mountain AVAs in the valley. Full-bodied and powerful on the palate, it has a deep, rich mid-palate, beautiful tannins, notable acidity, and a great, great finish. It's another brilliant wine from Carpenter that can offer pleasure today yet also evolve for 20-25 years or more."
Jeb Dunnuck (JD) - 12/21