Fe 2018 Spring Mountain Cabernet

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98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Located on Spring Mountain, the Fe Estate vineyard is six-plus acres with a high iron content in the soil, planted to eight-year-old vines. Consisting of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color and gallops out of the glass with energetic blackcurrant cordial, black raspberries and ripe plums scents plus suggestions of cumin seed, fragrant earth, mossy tree bark and crushed rocks. Full-bodied, firm and taut on the palate, with fine-grained tannins and lovely layers, this is also really minerally and has a long finish. 435 cases were made, due to be released in March.

97 points Jeb Dunnuck
The flagship is the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Fe, and it's 100% Spring Mountain Cabernet. As with the Red Wine Blend, it has a notable freshness in its aromatics and offers impressive blue fruits, cedar, forest floor, bouquet garni, and spring flower-like aromas and flavors. These carry to a concentrated, full-bodied mountain Cabernet that has terrific mid-palate depth, building tannins, flawless balance, and a great, great finish. It's structured and tannic, and needs 4-5 years of bottle age, but this beauty is going to age like a great Bordeaux and keep for 30 years or more. 97+

96 points Vinous
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from a six-acre vineyard on Spring Mountain just outside of St. Helena planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Rich, powerful and structured, with tremendous nuance, the 2018 hits all the right notes. A whole range of feral, savory and floral notes add striking aromatic nuance, with beams of mountain tannin that give the wine energy. Fe is one of the most exciting debuts of the last few years. What a knock-out!  96+

94 points Wine Spectator
Quite dark in profile, with steeped plum and mulled black currant and fig fruit flavors, yet the texture is fleshy and seductive, with anise, warm fruitcake and wood spice accents filling in. The graphite spine is deeply embedded, giving this form without intruding.