2018 POST HOUSE ROAD, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Proprietary Reserve,
94 Pts. Martin Sheehan-Stross,
There is a wildness about this wine that instantly says Alexander Valley to me. The crushed blackberry and blackcurrant notes speak to a wine that is filled with dark fruit, while the menthol and cedar tones are indicative of the slightly cooler climate from which this wine hails. The chewy tannin are ripe and balanced, meaning this wine is already approachable. Still, I would recommend stocking up with a few extra bottles for the cellar.
Crafted from hillside vineyards and targeted blocks are hand harvested and aged in French oak barrels. Rich and vibrant, this wine leads with layers of dark plum, dense ripe red fruits, generous blackcurrants and warm spice with cedar wood, tobacco, chocolate, blackberries and cassis - and is sumptuous and complex, balanced by natural acidity and oak on the long lingering finish. Complex, rich layers of elegant flavors and yet composed with finesse.
2020 POST HOUSE ROAD, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, VINTNER'S Reserve,
Dark vibrant ruby color. Rich ripe fruit, new leather, cocoa, vanilla, and aromas of perfectly baked rhubarb pie fill the glass. On the palate, layered and lush flavors of caramelized Bing cherries, cassis, licorice and ripe dark berries. Fruit forward yet balanced with complex, smooth tannins that lead to a long, savory finish that demands a second sip.