I hate to beat a dead horse, but this is another vintage from Mark Ryan that is not to be missed. 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, this 95-Pointer is a big, full-bodied wine with structured tannins, integrated acidity, and a finish that goes on and on. If you’re looking for a decadent, cellar-worthy cab (that would likely cost way more in Cali), get after this mountain mustang now and then tuck it away for later.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Dead Horse (95% Cabernet, 5% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot) shows the pure, elegant, clean style of the estate nicely, and it benefits beautifully from time in the glass. Lots of dark, smoky currant fruits as well as tobacco, gravelly earth, and chocolate notes emerge from this medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, yet elegant and balanced beauty that will evolve for 15 years or more.