The wine bursts from the glass with aromas of blackberry, slate, tar and violets. Dark fruit flavors, espresso, slate and bitter orange notes build on the palate. These flavors meld with the full mountain tannin so characteristic of this site. The energy and intensity is apparent on the long and layered finish which evolves for over a minute. 25 months in 92% New French Oak [Baron, Ermitage, Demptos & Taransaud].
Here is a perfect wine with incredible aromatics showing lilacs, violets and roses. Slate, blueberry and blackberry undertones. Full-bodied, powerful and intense. Blueberry and hot stones. Incredible depth and intensity. This needs at least three to five years to come together. The mountain fruit delivers such structure and richness. |
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard shares with its siblings an opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a touch of spice box, licorice and forest floor. It is very expressive, a great full-bodied classic, and quite powerful and long. This wine should benefit from 5-8 years of cellaring and last a half-century or more. | Robert Parker for WineAdvocate, 96-99 points