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Score: Silver | June 20, 2017 | Sunset International Wine Competition
Score: Gold | June 9, 2017 | Ultimate Wine Challenge

92 points

Excellent, Highly Recommended
A balanced, California Cabernet offering a nose brimming with red fruit, blackberries, light cedar, leather, smooth spice and baking spice. Smooth, juicy, and mildly tannic on the tongue with ripe black cherry, strawberry, cinnamon, slight toffee and plum jam.

Score: 90 | June 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Soft, supple and structured, this wine is richly crafted in pencil shavings and cedar, with denser, fuller flavors of red cherry and raspberry. With a bite of burly power, it contains 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot. 

Score: Gold | April 14, 2017 | Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Elegant; medium body.Really Nice cab.

Score: 93 | April 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Garden herb and forest floor aromas make a case for this wine to be considered the producer's “Finest Selection” (the “FS” in “OFS”). On the palate, wild strawberry, black cherry and berry are the story, while powerful spice adds intrigue to the velvety texture, roundness and full-bodied concentration.

Score: 90 | March 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Slowly builds intensity and complexity, offering a taut range of spicy wild berry, raspberry, cherry, spice and crushed rock notes. Most impressive on the finish, where the flavors take on a delicate, supple charm.

Score: 90 | March 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Exhibits complex spicy cherry and raspberry flavors, with loamy earth details and a crushed rock minerality adding texture and flavor. Ends with a long, persistent finish. 

Score: 91 | March 2, 2017 | Planet Grape

Full, chewy, lively and fresh with notes of black cherry, blueberry, boysenberry, cedar and molasses. 

Score: 93 | February 15, 2017 | Pinot File

Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Gorgeous, nose-filling aromas of dark stone fruits, pie spice, vanilla and subtle toast. Delicious flavors of cherry, raspberry, pie spices and vanilla with a subtle savory note in the background. Bright and seamless, with a sturdy finish of welcome length. A real charmer. 

Score: 91 | February 15, 2017 | Pinot File

Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The aromas of black cherry, earthy flora, leather and toasty oak blend together nicely. Tasty flavors of black cherry, black raspberry and blackberry energize the attack and mid palate, persisting on the finish with lip-smacking goodness. A well-crafted wine with married tannins, deft oak integration and overall joy.