"Wow, the 2018 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon barrel sample has good bones. Already impressive, the wine vividly displays the minerality of Red Mountain on the nose with lifted black and dark red fruit expressions, aromas of pencil shavings and graphite. Full-bodied, the wine displays black tea tannins with a soft leather expression before lingering on with evolving complexity. I'm looking forward to the finished version once it's bottled and released. Persistent flavors of blackberry jus and spiced plum compote lift the finish. I'm hedging my bets that this will be a fantastic release that will be incredibly age-worthy. - Anthony Mueller"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (October 2020), 93-95 pts