The 2020 vintage of the Estate Soul of a Lion signifies the 10th anniversary of this exquisite wine and boasts a limited edition label to commemorate the occasion.
The 2020 vintage presents an alluring profusion of black cherry, mulberry and Oregon blackberry aromas with notes of leather, cigar box and dark chocolate. Hints of desert sage and crème de menthe accent the rich fruit. The palate is silky and voluptuous, delivering loads of currant, cassis, black raspberry and ripe cherry. Notes of fig and baking spice are underscored by earthy tones of dates and truffle. Mature, ripe tannins yield a weighty, velvety texture integrated with a limestone minerality and subtle oak. A lengthy finish leaves lingering impressions of blackberry, plum and espresso with a touch of white pepper. A wine of immense staying power that will evolve favorably for many years to come.
95 Points by Robert Parker • 97 Points by Wine Enthusiast • 94-96 Points by Jeb Dunnuck
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Cabernet Franc 13%, Petit Verdot 6% • Barrel Aging: 22 months in 100% new French oak