Macauley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015

Coming from multiple sites and aged 26 months in new French oak, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve tastes like the essence of Cabernet from Napa Valley. Cassis, blueberries, scorched earth, charcoal, violets and hints of tobacco all emerge from this sensational effort that offers full-bodied richness, no weight, building tannin, and incredible elegance and purity. There's a little Château Margaux-like floral quality here, and this is drop dead gorgeous. 96-98 Jeb Dunnuck