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Reserve Wines

Reviews below are from the Wine Advocate December 2015. Our wines are only available to members. Sign up to be added to our waiting list.

 

98 points - 2013 Unrestrained Reserve - $185

Only 90 cases produced

The 2013 Unrestrained Reserve is Proprietary Red Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This vintage is densely packed with vast array of aromas: dark fruit, spice, earth, and graphite interplay in harmony. A well-structured, full mouthfeel accompanies chewy, ripe tannins that linger persistently. Presented in the heaviest bottle with a wax capsule, this killer wine is aged 18 months in 100% new French oak. Don't miss enjoying our most prized wine, as it sells out quickly every year.

“This wine has unbelievable richness, and truly merits its name. Gorgeous blueberry and blackberry fruit, white flowers, no evidence of wood, full-bodied unctuosity, super-purity, great density and richness make for a prodigious, even profound, drinking experience.” 98 Points ~ Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

 

 

 

95 points - 2013 Chardonnay Reserve - $76

Only 140 cases produced

The nose is deep, complex and rich with ripe pear, butterscotch and hints of toasted marshmallow. The mouthfeel is full and balanced, showcasing spice that marries with pear to last endlessly on the palate.

“A profound effort…a killer Chardonnay…offering notes of poached pear, orange and tangerine oil, a full-bodied mouthfeel, great texture and purity, this is…a compelling wine…with magnificent depth of fragrance and flavor.”  95 Points ~ Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

 

96 points -  2013 Merlot Reserve - $125

Only 100 cases produced

Ripe and pure with a focused core of dark fruit, wild black raspberry, and cocoa the colossal 2013 Merlot Reserve is truly exotic with black cherry, toasted oak, and espresso aromas accompanying a rich, full bodied and well balanced mouthfeel that finishes with fine, sweet tannins. 

“One of the most Titanic Merlots ever made in Northern California, the wine is rich, full, reveals graphite intermixed with chocolate, sweet black raspberry and black cherry fruit in abundance. It’s full-bodied, opulent, luxurious and even extravagant. This is over the top, but incredibly well-balanced and pure Merlot to drink over the next decade. Bravo!” 96 Points ~ Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

90 points - 2013 Reserve Cabernet Franc - $125

Only 100 cases produced

Our first special Reserve Cabernet Franc is full bodied, deep, dense and richly aromatic. This tiny cuvée of only four barrels is immensely textured, with flavors of dark berries, cassis, and dark chocolate, that permeate the senses with a long-lingering finish. 


“Certainly one has to love the creativity and names of the red wines from the O’Brien Estate. For starters, the 2013 Cabernet Franc Reserve has beautiful blueberry and raspberry fruit, Christmas fruitcake, sweet tannin, low acidity and a lush, sexy style.” 90 Points ~ Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate