The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS, made from clone 337 and aged 20 months in a combination of Darnajou and Taransaud barrels, hit 14.5% natural alcohol. This wine shows the classic Pauillac nose of cedarwood, creme de cassis, licorice and fruitcake. It is fresh, full-bodied, ripe and long and is already starting to come into its late adolescence – meaning it can be drunk now or continue to be cellared for another 15-20 years.
99 points, Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate (Issue # 212 - Apr 2014)
This remains a rich, powerful expression of Cabernet, open-throttle, with dark blackberry, wild berry and blueberry flavors and touches of mocha and loamy earth, ending with ripe, full-bodied tannins and great length. Shows no sign of fatigue.—2004 California Cabernet blind retrospective (August 2014). Drink now through 2024. 125 cases made.
97 points, James Laube, Wine Spectator (2014)