94 points | Jeb Dunnuck
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Viking Estate Vineyard is 100% varietal and spent 20 months in 75% new French oak. It's another deeply colored, classic wine from Weintraub. Crème de cassis, blackcurrants, smoked earth, and leafy herb notes all flow to a full-bodied, powerful, sweetly fruited effort that has beautiful depth and richness, good acidity, and a clean finish. Made in a soft, plush, forward yet elegant style, drink it over the coming decade.
92 points | Vinous
Opaque ruby. Ripe dark berries, succulent flowers, smoky oak and a touch of mocha on the highly perfumed nose. Intense black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors put on weight as the wine opens up. Fleshy and impressively concentrated but energetic as well. Finishes with impressive clarity and persistence; sneaky tannins lend closing grip.
The epitome of mountain grown fruit, this year’s Signature Cabernet Sauvignon displays a whiplash of vibrant red and blue berries (a woven garment of huckleberries and blueberries) in a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of Christmas spices and fresh cedar -- bound in an “iron fist in a velvet glove” tension with crisp-edged fruit and diamond-like tensile strength in a magnetic embrace.