2018 Old Master
2018 Old Master is as beautifully aromatic as Cabernet Franc can be in its finest expression. It has aromas of sage and cloves layered with blackberries and quince. Its flavors are elegant, dignified and generous, seemingly playing with your taste buds. The finish of fine, mature tannins is long and persistent. This is a delicious wine for now and into the 2030s.
96 points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate - "The 2018 Old Master Proprietary Red is composed of 76% Cabernet Franc and 24% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with red currant jelly, kirsch and Black Forest cake scents plus hints of wild sage, tilled soil and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a very firm, grainy texture along with a lively backbone, finishing with loads of layers."
96 points - Antonio Galloni
92 points - Jeb Dunnuck