The Illusionist – Sleight of Hand
The 2017 Illusionist Cabernet Sauvignon represents our best barrels of Cabernet in the cellar. This year’s blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot comes exclusively from our Estate vineyard blocks. It aged for 20 months in 50% new French oak, and has a compelling nose of Christmas spices, cassis, and fresh saddle leather. The palate is dominated by dense flavors of blueberries and red cherries. It is richly textured, almost decadent, with refined, mouthcoating tannins, and incredibly fresh acidity. This Cabernet could prove to be immortal! Enjoy now after decanting or lay down for the next 20-25 years!
95+ Points Jeb Dunnuck
93 Points Owen Bargreen
91+ Points WIne Advocate