2015, VHR Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet SauvignonUdsolgt
From bottles purchased at retail, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon VHR is one seamless, exotic beauty that gives up a lifted perfume of blackberries, candied cherries, and cassis-like fruit as well as background cedar, tobacco, lead pencil, and violet nuances. Already complex, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness as well as sweet tannins, beautiful overall balance, and a great finish. This opulent, powerful 2015 needs plenty of air to show at its best today, and I suspect another 2-4 years of bottle age should put it in a sweet spot. It's going to drink well for two decades.
97 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeous. Above all else, I am impressed with how much freshness the 2015 shows. Racy red cherry, plum, rose petal and lavender notes fill out the wine's sumptuous frame. Bottled just a few months ago, the 2015 is a bit reticent, but it is nevertheless impressive. Time in the glass brings out the wine's natural radiance.
96+ Antonio Galloni
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with cedar notions over a cassis, warm blackberries and black cherries core with hints of spice box, garrigue and bay leaves. Full-bodied, firm and grainy with nice vibrant fruit expression, it has lots of oak at this youthful but that should marry nicely with a further 3-4 years in bottle.
94+ Lisa Perotti Brown (Robert Parker)