92 Points, Wine Advocate - The generic 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve comes from a mix of sites, ranging from Yountville in the south to Calistoga in the north, as well as some mountain vineyards, such as Atlas Peak. A blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, it has a dense purple color and a beautiful nose of blue and black fruit, licorice, graphite and subtle toast. It spent 18 months in 100% new French oak and was bottled unfiltered. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for another two decades or more.
90 Points, Wine Spectator - Elegantly styled, with refined spicy oak, currant, dark berry and licorice notes. Shows an impressive integration of flavors and textural nuance.
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast - EDITORS' CHOICE. A larger offering from the producer, this is well crafted at an extremely fair price. Raspberry dances around spicy acidity, dusty tar
and notions of cedar, pencil and black olive. It remains fairly approachable on the palate in its well-integrated oak and tannin.
The 2013 Napa Valley Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with rich aromas of plum and dark red fruits with a touch of mocha and earth. Flavors of dark chocolate, blackberry and raspberry are perfectly accented with a touch of licorice. Enveloping on the palate, this wine has a lingering finish and well- integrated tannins.