Critical Acclaim: 95 pts Connoisseurs' Guide; 94 pts Wilfred Wong; 94 pts Wine Spectator; 94 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; 92 pts James Suckling.
Winemaker Tasting Notes: The color of the wine is a beautiful dark purple at the core with a crimson rim. Immediate dark chocolate and coffee jump out of the glass, as well as blackcurrant puree and fresh blackberries. Underlying elements of eucalyptus, gravel, and pepper spice complement the licorice and nutmeg spice. This is a very lush velvety wine on entry. The dark berry fruit is very pronounced, with other flavors of peppercorn and mocha. The sizeable tannins are in a chalky complex form that is matched by the acidity and demand cellaring. This beautiful and substantial wine will age amazingly over the next 15-17 years (2035-2037).
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake opens a little broody with notes of crushed rocks, tar and tilled soil over a core over baked plums, warm cassis and mulberries. Medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy-textured, it delivers lovely freshness and an elegant, well-poised finish."- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
"An intense, ripe red with notes of blackberries, blueberries, licorice and wet earth. Baking soda and some menthol, too. Full-bodied with bright acidity, chewy tannins and a fruity finish. Needs time to come together. Try after 2023."- James Suckling.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon.