2018 MY FAVORITE NEIGHBOR PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
96+JD – Jeb Dunnuck, “…deep purple/ruby-hued and has slightly more red fruits with lots of black raspberry, cassis, toasted spice, unsmoked tobacco, and incense aromas and flavors. It almost has a Margaux-like perfume and is medium to full-bodied, seamless, and wonderfully balanced on the palate. Some chalky minerality comes through with time in the glass, and it has plenty of tannins and a great finish. It’s not an over-the-top blockbuster and impresses just as much for its elegance as its richness.” Jeb Dunnuck 96+ POINTS
95+WA – Robert Parker, Tasting Notes From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “… Deep ruby-black in color, it gives up luscious crème de cassis, blackberry pie, kirsch, mint chocolate, vanilla bean, coffee and grilled meats scents with touches of tobacco and sweet spices. Medium to full-bodied, it offers intense, expertly managed, ripe fruits and loads of spices with a firm, finely grained frame and great freshness, finishing long and spicy.” ROBERT PARKER 95+ POINTS
V94 – Vinous, “Dark, bright-rimmed purple. Deeply perfumed aromas of ripe black/blue fruits, sandalwood and potpourri take on a smoky mineral nuance and a spicy top-note with air. Palate-staining blackberry, cassis, cherry-vanilla, spice-cake and mocha flavors are joined by suggestions of candied rose and cola on the back half. Finishes on an alluringly sweet dark berry preserve note, with well-knit, gently gripping tannins and sharp definition” Vinous 94 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 a salient sense of place. 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… Impeccably farmed, Eric’s 100-acre certified organic estate vineyard on Paso’s Westside produces noble quality fruit. The 2018 blend includes 77% Cabernet Sauvignon accented with Bordeaux and Rhone varieties, aged 18 months in oak.
*VIP Heads-Up: As you know, It’s very rare to find Red Wines with 95+ Points from Robert Parker under $50, and it’s even more elusive to find a Cabernet Sauvignon with that coveted “plus” sign … *When I tasted this one, it was perfect, flawless; and that plus sign means… it will go up in Ratings. (get your cases now)