2019 MY FAVORITE NEIGHBOR CABERNET SAUVIGNON
96WA from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “Blended with a bit of Syrah and Petit Verdot, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep ruby-purple color and an alluring fragrance of cassis, violet, aniseed, bitter chocolate and coffee beans. It’s notable this vintage for Goldilocks ripeness and seamless lift, offering a chocolate-like texture and very long finish.” WINE ADVOCATE Robert Parker 96 POINTS
95JD – Jeb Dunnuck, “The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is more elegant and focused, with medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of cassis, redcurrants, green tobacco, and cedary spice. I love its texture, it has ripe, polished tannins, plenty of sweet fruit, and a great, great finish, all while staying in a relatively compact, and again, elegant package. As I’ve written in the past, it would cost three to four times the price from Napa. It’s worth noting the change in appellation from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo County, which probably allows for a wider range of fruit.” Jeb Dunnuck 95 POINTS
96+ES – Edward Stephanick, “When a great winemaker such as Eric Jensen is dialed in, it’s like watching your favorite sports player of all time… or perhaps listening to your favorite composer or musician – there’s an exciting rush of energy, vibrancy, and from the moment the cork pops, you can’t seem to put down the glass. I just enjoyed the 2019 My Favorite Neighbor Cabernet last night, and it’s absolutely stunning – Big Fruit, Gripping Texture, and loads of Licorice, Cloves and Blackberries… I paired it with a Beef Brisket, and it cut right through it… this Cab demands a Grilled Ribeye, Prime Rib Roast, or perhaps a Duck Confit. I savored the bottle for over 8-hours, and it opened more and more… layers upon layers of fruit unfolded. Still packed a powerful punch to the very last drop, and I believe with a little more bottle age – it will far surpass the ratings of 2018. It’s Massive! Ageworthy and a Collectible Cabernet. Enjoy now, after 5-6 hour decant and will age gracefully for 7-10+ years.” 11.02.21 CALIHIWINES 96+ POINTS
Guided by inspiration, and blessed by an indescribable “Magic Touch” Winemaker Eric Jensen interferes as little as possible during the winemaking process, resulting in elegantly balanced wines with massive critical acclaim. Eric Jensen of My Favorite Neighbor created an ideal combination of perfectly ripe fruit, flavor intensity, and lavish textures, giving some of the best $50 Cabernets anywhere a run for their money. As a homage, he created this Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend from exceptional vineyards around Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, and Edna Valley, crafted to deliver unreal quality and shake up domestic Cab in this price range.
*VIP Heads-Up: Modeling consistency, this wine’s cumulative average rating from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate over the past six consecutive vintages is an astounding 96 Points… As you know, It’s very rare to find Red Wines with 95+ Points from All Wine Critics agreeing under $50, and it’s even more elusive to find a Cabernet Sauvignon with the actual Wine Critic stating comparison of Napa Valley that would cost at least three to four times as much… amazing! *When I tasted this one, it was perfect, flawless; and it will now vanish quickly into a few lucky cellars with this most recent 96 Point score – (highly recommend, get your cases now).