Ratings & Tasting notes:
97 points Jeb Dunnuck
Outer quote mark Last of the wines tasted from bottle, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Bone Ash Vineyard comes from a site in Calistoga and saw 85% new oak. It’s another inky effort and offers sensational notes of blackcurrants, spice box, tobacco, and incense. It’s deep, powerful, and concentrated, yet has a flamboyant, sexy texture, sweet tannins (of which there are plenty), terrific balance and blockbuster length. It’s a rock star in this stacked lineup. Inner quote mark (1/2019)
95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Outer quote mark Deep garnet-purple, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Bone Ash Vineyard reveals notions of chocolate box, tilled soil, espresso and roasted nuts over a core of warm cassis, Black Forest cake, licorice and cloves plus a fragrant hint of potpourri. Full-bodied and decadently fruited in the mouth, the generous black fruit and spicy layers are superbly structured with firm, grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing very long. (LPB) Inner quote mark (10/2018)
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.