James Suckling 96 points - A fascinating wine with dark berries, spice, sliced raw meat and minerals. Black berries. It changes all the time. Full body with spice, black pepper, blueberry, mushroom and walnut. Seaweed. Goes on for minutes.
This blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc from the Spring Mountain District is a warm, plump, plush wine. It displays generously ripe plum, cassis and cherry fruit without any "jamminess." A serious wine with excellent supporting tannin and balancing oak toast. A unique treat for connoisseurs who prefer restraint and structure.
|Wine maker notes
|If the Cain Five is utterly unique, distinctive in both aroma and taste, this can only reflect the Cain Vineyard, which gives birth to this wine and is both spectacular and idiosyncratic. Composed of the five classic varieties-Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot-Cain Five epitomizes the benefits of blending to achieve a complex wine. It is supple and rich of texture, combining a full, firm structure with a long and subtle finish.