"...a stunner. This wine bursts from the glass with blackberries, cassis, grilled herbs, smoke and licorice which are all beautifully woven together."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
"A great Cabernet that will proudly stand beside the best of Napa Valley. So good to drink now, you might forget to age it, but don't."
- Wine Enthusiast, July 2012
"Smooth, lush and ripe with sweet plum, juicy acidity and great depth; rich, dense and spicy with intensity and balance."
- The Tasting Panel, September 2012
"...gets better and better the longer you sit with it in the glass. Starts off with purple fruit and juiciness in the tannins as the firm fruit comes into focus."
- Wine & Spirits, February 2011
The 2010 Nicole’s Proprietary Red is a blend of our estate’s finest blocks. Its many layers of flavors and aromas come to life shortly after opening, offering generous ripe black berries, mocha, and dark cherries. The palate is highlighted by a core of dark, ripe fruit, but balanced by its acidity, polished tannins, and exotic oak. To preserve the truest expression of our estate, the Lancaster Estate 2010 Nicole’s Proprietary Red was gently fined and then bottled unfiltered.