Deep violet to ruby-red in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant, sophisticated, and complex with fruity notes that blend cherries, prunes, tobacco, and roasted coffee. Santa Ema Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is well-rounded and very well structured with ripe tannins and plenty of texture. It has a long finish.
"Dark and rather toasty, with firm coffee and black licorice notes around the core of roasted fig and black currant fruit. A firm, toasty edge holds sway on the finish. For fans of the style."
"The 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon also spent 8 months in French and American oak. Slightly reticent aromatically, with coaxing it reveals notes of cedar, tobacco, violets, spice box, and assorted black fruits. More structured than the Reserve Merlot, it might evolve for 1-2 years although there is no need to defer gratification."
The Wine Advocate