2019 Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon
92 pts, Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast
"This bottling starts with approachable aromas of boysenberry, elderberry, purple flowers and a hint of thyme. The palate is polished and smoothly textured, yet complex in flavors, with savory smoked spice, roasted red-fruit and fennel-pollen elements working together." — MATT KETTMANN
The 2019 vintage started out with below-average rainfall causing supplemental irrigations to be applied while the vines started to awaken. There were a few heat waves getting close to 100 degrees but the vines bounced back from the stress with no issues. All these factors culminated in optimum phenolic ripening, producing wines with naturally balanced acidity.