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N°1 Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews

Score: 93 | February 14, 2020 | JamesSuckling.com

A chewy and rich red with intense aromas and flavors of blueberries, blackberries and violets. Lots of wood, too. Full body. Flavorful finish. High energy. Slightly old-school. Fruit-forward. 

Score: 96 | January 31, 2020 | JebDunnuck.com

Loads of crème de cassis, unsmoked tobacco, and exotic spice notes emerge from the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon JCB #1. Coming from hillside fruit on the east side of Napa and aged in 64% new French oak, it offers a saturated purple color, full-bodied richness and power, light tannins, and terrific balance. It’s a seamless Cabernet Sauvignon that’s going to evolve gracefully for 15-20+ years, although there’s no need to delay gratification.

Score: 95 | October 31, 2019 | Wine Advocate

This is made entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 64% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple in color, it has an exuberant nose of chocolate-covered cherries, cassis and blackberry preserves with suggestions of lavender, cigar boxes and fragrant earth plus a touch of wild sage. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has lovely restraint with understated earthy flavors and a firm, finely grained texture, finishing long and mineral laced. 

Score: 95 | October 31, 2019 | Wine Advocate

This is made entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 64% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple in color, it has an exuberant nose of chocolate-covered cherries, cassis and blackberry preserves with suggestions of lavender, cigar boxes and fragrant earth plus a touch of wild sage. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has lovely restraint with understated earthy flavors and a firm, finely grained texture, finishing long and mineral laced. 

Score: 95-97+ | January 31, 2019 | JebDunnuck.com

Tasted out of barrel, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon #1 certainly isn’t far off the 2016 and has a similar level of elegance and purity. Giving up lots of darker fruits, graphite, and charcoal, it has a stacked mid-palate and a great finish, and like the 2016, I suspect it will drink nicely right out of the gate.