The level of intensity, color and flavor in the fruit from the Schlatter Family Estate Vineyard is truly exceptional. Aromas of licorice, blackberry, raspberry and plum are interwoven with dark chocolate and black olives and highlighted by balsamic notes. The rich, round entry is the perfect entrée to this wine of significant depth and length. The weight and concentration are balanced by flavors that are equally deep and elegant with leather notes and savory herbs (thyme) on the finish. The oak is well integrated featuring supple, very fine grain tannins. Decant this wine in its youth, it will reach a nice level of complexity 8-10 years from vintage, and with proper cellaring its depth and very fine tannins will continue to develop over the next 10+ years.
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A barrel sample, the deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Profile opens with loads of ripe plums, cassis and blueberry notions over hints of earth, spice box and tobacco. Full-bodied, rich and rock-solid with muscular fruit, it has firm, grainy tannins and a very long finish.
94 Points - James Suckling
Blueberry and blackberry aromas and flavors with chocolate, hazelnut and fresh-herb undertones. Very subtle. Medium to full body. Polished and solid tannins. Well crafted. 92% cabernet sauvignon and 8% petit verdot. Better after 2021.