Winemaker Philippe Melka's Tasting Notes
"The wine is dark in color with excellent aromas of dark fruit, black currant, cedar box, floral and mountain herbs. On the palate layers of plum, blackberries and currants with hints of summer savory, thyme and a touch of vanilla from the French Oak. The tannin structure and acidity add a lingering complexity and length to the wine. Showing well now and will hit its prime in 5-15 years."
97 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
"The deep purple-hued 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Diamond Reserve Captivator knocks it out of the park, offering a full-bodied, ultra-pure, incredibly impressive style as well as notes of creme de cassis, jammy currants, spring flowers and high-class oak. The balance is spot on, it has seamless, silky tannins, and one heck of a great finish. It's certainly a big, ripe, powerful Napa Valley Cabernet, yet everything is in the right place and it's about as satisfying as it gets. Enjoy bottles over the coming 15 years or more."
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"This unabashedly ripe and robust wine is 100% varietal and made by Philippe Melka and team. Gravel, dust, mocha and earthy sage ride atop substantial tannin, with length and breadth, strong notes of toasted oak and currant."