Deep purpled crimson. Espresso, cigar tobacco, bitumen, Kalamata, cherry skins, sweet earthiness. Exceptional clarity within the multi-layered and complex expression. Each aspect of the composition complements and mutually defines the horizon of the savory profile. Ultimate example of restrained power- waves of integrated flavor within silky and modestly endowed extraction. Its recessed and ready for 25 years in the cellar. A hedonist's choice.
The Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Hickinbotham Vineyard is the most muscular and densely packed of the Cabernets. This opulent effort will evolve for a minimum of a decade and drink well through 2036.
International Wine CellarYouthful purple. Powerfully scented, exotic aromas of dark berries, smoky Indian spices, incense and minerals. Structured and concentrated, with deep, sweet cassis and bitter cherry flavors supported by dusty tannins. Expands with air, becoming sweeter while maintaining impressive focus and chewy grip. An interesting sweet tobacco quality clings to the finish, which is sweet and strikingly persistent. At once powerful and balanced.