2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature
Viking Estate Vineyard
94 Points | Jeb Dunnuck
Planted in 1991, Viking Vineyard is celebrated among Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon enthusiasts for its ability to produce wines with striking intensity and memorable length. The vineyard site sets itself apart from other sites due to its steep south-facing slopes and the calcareous limestone soil composition. The exposed vineyards ridges create fruit that is classically low-yielding, leading to dramatic fruit concentration and density of flavors.
This wine is a sumptuous example of mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. It exhibits lively huckleberry and blueberry with aromas of fresh cedar and Christmas baking spices. There is no need to wait to drink this wine but with an aging potential of 15 years, patience will be rewarded as the wine blossoms into full maturity. Drink through 2031.
94 Points | Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com