92 Points - James Suckling
91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
The 2015 V. Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon consists of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot. Left 21 days on the skins. 100% barrel fermented ~ Aged for 20 months in 75% new French Oak. The alcohol content is 14.1%
Color: Shiny and brilliant dark cherry with touches of mahogany and amber on the rim.
On the Nose: Truffle salt, rosemary, tarragon, dark chocolate, soap, red cherry, black currant and violet.
On the Palate: Silky but structured entrance evolving on a fresh mid-palate with touches of lilac, apple, red currant, Mirabelle plum, lingering tannins and peaches.
James Suckling, 92 Points: "A juicy and ripe cabernet with blackcurrants and soft, slightly chewy tannins, which give this medium- to full-bodied wine form and freshness. Drink or hold."
Jeb Dunnuck, 91 Points: "Cut from the same cloth as the 2014, yet with its foot pushed firmly on the gas pedal, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard is an uber ripe, decadent 2015 that gives up lots of plum, graphite, saddle leather, lavender and cedar aromas and flavors. Despite it’s over the top style on the nose, it remains nicely balanced and enjoyable on the palate, with loads of fruit, a big, plump, rounded texture, and fine tannin. It has a lot of baby fat, as well as tannin, on the finish, and should keep for 15 years or more."
Sonoma Valley. The 2015 Owl's Rock Vineyard, Cabernet Franc is 100% Cabernet Franc. 100% barrel fermented and 100% Malolactic Fermentation. Aged 26 months in 80% new French Oak. The alcohol content is 14.7%
Color: Deep, shiny eggplant with touches of cranberry on the rim
On the Nose: Explosion of spices and herbs, such as Tarragon, bay leaf, thyme & rosemary, evolving on fresh blueberries, milk chocolate and black pepper
On the Palate: Soft and velvety entrance evolving on a silky and fruity mid-palate, evolving on granular tannins with touches of fresh plums, macerated raspberries, elderberries and dried cranberries