This wine is proof of the exceptional quality of the 2001 vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon in the area. It is 100% varietal, from a portion of the Scherrer vineyard illustrating the concentration and focus of this region in a great vintage. This is definitely a serious wine. It has beautiful perfumed varietal aromatics closely related to the Scherrer Vineyard bottling, yet it’s still different. Its beacon-like balance didn’t harmonize with the Scherrer Vineyard designate (still waiting to be bottled, even after 29 months). Stuart Piggot, a well-known wine journalist from Europe, recently visited and told me that he thinks most Napa Cabernet producers he has visited would love to have even two barrels of this wine as a reserve lot and to charge significantly more. Cab lovers take note: this is not to be missed.
Judi Scherrer –
Wine Enthusiast –November 2005
This Cabernet is instantly likeable for its delicious black currant, cocoa and sweet anise flavors. It’s as soft as velvet,with just enough acidity and tannins to make it balanced. 89 Points. Steve Heimhoff