(3/10/2022) "The appellation 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Napa Valley is a rock-solid, unquestionably outstanding Cabernet that's worth seeking out. Giving up lots of red and black fruits, notes of leather, loamy earth, and dried herbs, medium to full body, and beautiful balance on the palate, drink it over the coming 10-15 years. The blend is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, and 6% Cabernet Franc, aged 22 months in 61% new French oak. Maturity: 2022 - 2037."
(4/4/2023) "This is pretty and aromatic with notes of blueberries, black raspberries, cloves, licorice and graphite. It shows mellow ripeness yet it is crunchy and fresh on the palate, with polished tannins with some chalkiness. Vibrant and delicious with hints of dried herbs and spices at the end. Drink or hold."