"...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 2012 Sophia’s Hillside Cuvée is a deep purple and rich wine composed of our young hillside blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and our oldest block of Malbec. Beautiful floral aromas complement red and black berries with a touch of vanilla on the nose. The fruit from our estate vineyard blocks meld together to create a combination of power and restraint on the palate. Black cherries, spice, and dark chocolate are nicely displayed with a soft, but powerful texture that ends with a long, graceful finish.