Juslyn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Vineyard Select 2004
92+ points Robert Parker: The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard Select originates from purchased fruit, primarily Beckstoffer-owned vineyards such as To-Kalon. There are approximately 800 cases of this wine. The 2004 exhibits wonderful elegant, almost Pauillac-like notes of cedar, spice box, black currant, and a hint of underbrush. The wine has soft tannins, medium to full body, ripe fruit, but beautiful balance and overall symmetry. This is an elegant but substantial wine to drink over the next 10-15 years. (Dec 2007)
I am really enjoying this wine - lighter in color than you would think for a cab - rich fruit without being over powering - seems a bit light in flavor though for a really good cab but we paid $45 for it and that makes it worth it - $80 would be a bit much since I expect a little deeper richer wine for the $80 price - excellent finish and feels great in the mouth with no acidity
Medium light in color. Some cranberry colored edges. The nose has some red cherries and a bright cassis and floral notes. The palate reveals some soft fruits of red cherries, raspberries, and pomegranate. Lots of pomegranate. Nice mouth feel and a slightly pronounced acid level make this seem very bright and airy. (There goes that word again: bright). The 3% cab franc is evident in the nose as well s the finish. 94% Oakville fruit with the alance being from Spring Mountain. Strangely, this reminds me very much of a Spring Mountain wine. Possibly the mountain fruit taking over more than the proportions would suggest? Very 'Bordeaux' in style, I can see lovers of big bold cabs not finding this too interesting, but is surely has a place in my cellar and on my table.