Jeb Dunnuck – 95 points
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is more elegant and focused, with medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of cassis, redcurrants, green tobacco, and cedary spice. I love its texture, it has ripe, polished tannins, plenty of sweet fruit, and a great, great finish, all while staying in a relatively compact, and again, elegant package. As I’ve written in the past, it would cost three to four times the price from Napa. It’s worth noting the change in appellation from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo County, which probably allows for a wider range of fruit.
COMMENTARY: The 2019 Vintage of My Favorite Neighbor Cabernet Sauvignon brings controlled power to the fore. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of black fruit, tar, and savory spices. Pair it with an oven-baked chuck roast. (Tasted: September 2, 2021, San Francisco, CA)