Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 98pts:
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection exhibits an opaque purple color, slightly more toasty oak in the aromatics, and explosive richness on the attack, mid-palate and length. The nose is slightly more restrained than in the regular bottling, but there is no doubting the Special Selection is a cut or two above the Napa bottling when it hits the palate. Extraordinary purity of fruit, creme de cassis, licorice and incense all emerge from this full-bodied, iconic classic. It can be enjoyed now and over the next 25+ years.
Wine Spectator 96pts:
A seductive style that’s openly fruity, showing supple plum and black cherry notes, with floral scents and spices, turning creamy and gaining a mocha-espresso-vanilla scent that’s enticing. Finishes with a smooth texture, fine-grained tannins and then another burst of fruit. Drink now through 2025
Origin: Guadalupe Valley Blend: 93% Grenache, 7% Petite Sirah Fermentation: Traditional fermentation in open concrete tanks Ageing: 11 months in French and American oak barrels of several uses Tasting notes: Intense...
From the winemaker: This is a true estate wine, grown and vinified by myself in small batches. The wine showcases Marlborough, fresh and vibrant fruit. Well balanced with tropical fruits...
Duncan Meyers and Nathan Roberts are unapologetic fans of high-acid, emphatically racy white wines but are leery of excessively sulfured whites "where anything subtle is beaten down by the SO2."...