93 points, Jeb Dunnuck
"From the Viking Estate Vineyard, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Viking Estate Vineyard spent 20 months in half new French oak barrels. It offers a terrific bouquet of toasted bread, crème de cassis, black raspberries, vanilla bean and spring flowers. Supple, sexy, layered and gorgeously polished, with tons of fruit, it would cost three times the price if it came from Napa."
92 - 94 points - Robert Parker's, Wine Advocate
"Less aromatic than the Signature cuvee and showing slightly more base notes of blackcurrants, bouquet garni, and graphite, the 2014 Viking Blend is a rich, mouth-coating and concentrated barrel sample that has nicely integrated oak, ripe tannin and savory profile. Drink it through 2024."
The final wine emphasizes the power and thrust of Cabernet Sauvignon 76%, with aromatic and flavor nuances from Malbec 12%, Petite Verdot 8% and Cabernet Franc 4%, from our Upper Viking Vineyard.