Based all on Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in new French oak, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Sexy Beast is loaded with notions of blackcurrants, smoked earth, tobacco, and high-class cigar wrapper. With medium to full body, tons of intensity balanced by a real sense of elegance, and a great finish, it’s another satisfying, impeccably made wine from this estate.
92 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Nov 2019)
This shows off plenty of precision and balance, with wild blueberry, huckleberry and black currant flavors that sing out amid details of peppermint tea, red licorice and fresh sage. The tannins are dense but polished, delivering plenty of oomph on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2032. 10,000 cases made, 4,500 cases imported.
92 points, MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator (Feb 2020)
This has a very plush, ripe and essence-like blackcurrant core with blueberries and a sleek, plush tannin build on the palate. Chocolate and earthy nuances. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
92 points, James Suckling (Jun 2019)
The 2018 Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon features classy hints of pencil shavings, mint and cassis. It shows appropriate varietal restraint on the palate, gliding along in a streamlined, focused manner without being tight or ungenerous. It's medium-bodied and silky yet firm, with a long finish.
90 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Jun 2019)