WA93: Containing a 2% splash of Petit Verdot, the very deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon RHF opens with fragrant cassis, mocha, underbrush and preserved plums scents with touches of iron ore and dried herbs. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and savory in the mouth with a good concentration of muscular fruit and a savory finish.
WS92: The dark currant and steeped plum fruit is framed by singed alder, dark tobacco and sassafras notes, with a hint of licorice root. Grippy through the finish, offering a tarry edge. A touch brawny overall, but showing good energy. Give this a little time. Best from 2021 through 2032.