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2016 Crown Point Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. 97+ Points from Jeb Dunnuck

    The Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated cuvée is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (92% Cabernet Sauvignon with tiny amounts of the other varieties on the property). It’s cut from the same cloth as the Estate Selection, yet with just a touch more classic Cabernet blue fruits, purity, and precision. Blackcurrants, cassis, crushed violets, graphite, and lead pencil notes all give way to a powerful, concentrated, beautifully pure Cabernet that has ultra-fine tannins, a seamless texture, building tannins, and a great, great finish. It's another magical wine from this team that's going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades.

2015 Crown Point Estate Selection

  1. 97 Points from Wine Enthusiast

    Dark and thick in appearance, this estate blend from proprietor Roger Bower shows a tremendous cassis aroma, with splashes of smoke, dried purple flowers and baking spice. The palate begins with a lavish entry of polished tannins that still have some teeth, providing tension that carries the dark fruit flavors deep into the finish. - Reviewed by Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast


    The deep, inky colored 2015 Estate Selection is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% each of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, and the rest Merlot, aged 26 months in new French oak. This beauty boasts a fabulous bouquet of blackcurrants, melted licorice, cigar wrapper, and tobacco leaf, with more spice and dried flower notes coming through with time in the glass. Deep, rich, full-bodied, and elegant, with beautiful purity as well as ripe tannin, it certainly has the class to drink nicely today, yet will be even better with 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for two decades.

2015 Crown Point Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. 97 Points from Wine Enthusiast

    This winery is focused on setting a new benchmark for what Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Barbara can be, and this bottling is its best yet. Beautifully layered aromas of black cherry, baking spice, star anise and crushed slate lead into a roasted palate of black plum and chai spices, with acid that carries into the finish. - Reviewed by Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast

  2. 94-96 from Wine Advocate

    An opaque ruby-black in hue, Crown Point's 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up a lavish bouquet of ripe currants, fruit liqueur, incense, wood smoke and high-quality new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and powerful, with a sweet core of fruit, fine-grained but firm tannins and a long, giving finish. This is a dramatic Cabernet Sauvignon that fully embraces the unabashed ripeness that's possible with California sunshine. - Reviewed by William Kelley, Wine Advocate

  3. 96 Points from Jeb Dunnuck

    The 100% varietal 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon was brought up in all new barrels as well, and it too as integrated its oak beautifully since I tasted it from barrel last year. It’s inky colored and has a sensationally pure bouquet of crème de cassis, graphite, toasted spices, and crushed rocks. Possessing a touch of St. Julien in its minerality and pure Cabernet Sauvignon character, this rich, full-bodied beauty has a stacked mid-palate, sweet tannin, and a great finish. It’s a brilliant wine and up with some of the best Cabernet Sauvignons to come from this region.

2014 Crown Point Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. 96 Points from Wine Enthusiast

    A deep, velvety purple color in the glass, this bottling by proprietor Roger Bower shows dark-chocolate-covered black cherries, fresh blackberry, white pepper, violet oil, port reduction sauce and spice sake on the lavish nose. Firm tannins frame the palate, which carries black currant and roasted lean beef flavors through soy and pepper sauce into a finish of caramel and espresso grinds. - Reviewed by Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast

  2. 94 Points from Antonio Galloni

    The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeous.  Ripe red cherry, raspberry jam, mocha and espresso infused this supple, flamboyant Cabernet.  Silky and purple, with no hard edges at all, the 2014 hits all the right notes.  Even with all of its natural intensity, it displays a good bit of aromatic freshness and nuance as well. - Reviewed by Antonio Galloni

  3. 93 Points from Wine Advocate

    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon offers notes of crushed blackberries, cassis and wild blueberries with hints of espresso, bay leaves, black soil and pencil shavings. The palate is a stark contrast from the previous vintage, showing off a very big, rich, full-bodied character, with velvety tannins and plenty of freshness. This is a blockbuster of a Cabernet Sauvignon with the volume turned way up! - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate 

  4. Philippe Melka​

    “The 2014 Crown Point Cabernet Sauvignon undeniably blew me away. It is precisely what we should expect from Roger’s estate vineyard in Happy Canyon. This is an impeccable encapsulation of what he wants this wine to be: great minerality, a marvelous amount of richness and elegance. This wine should drink well and age gracefully for 25+ years.” 

2014 Crown Point Estate Selection

  1. 96 Points from Wine Enthusiast

    Extremely dense in the glass, this epic bottling offers lavish and penetrating aromas of black currant and elderberry jam on the nose alongside seared beef, chocolate cake and a pinch of violet. Expertly balanced, polished tannins make for a soft mouthfeel yet firm structure, carrying flavors of black fruit, chocolate and grilled figs that lead to an espresso note on the finish. - Reviewed by Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast

  2. 94 Points from Wine Advocate

    A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec and 11% Merlot, the 2014 Proprietary Estate Blend displays a deep garnet-purple color and nose of blueberry pie, crème de cassis, baked berries and spice box, plus touches of mocha, violets, black soil and charcoal. The very full-bodied palate reveals a behemoth of a Bordeaux blend, offering concentrated blue and black fruit notes and a very spicy undercurrent, framed by velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with great persistence. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate 

  3. Philippe Melka

    “The 2014 vintage captures the character of this property and reinforces Roger Bower’s commitment to making unique and profound wines in Santa Barbara County. The 2014 is a perfect encapsulation of what we want these wines to be: uncompromised, indulgent, age worthy, and impeccably balanced.” 

2013 Crown Point Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. 96 Points from Wine Enthusiast

    Black as night in the glass, the wine delivers elegant aromas of olallieberry jam, baking spice, shaved chocolate, beef jerky, teriyaki and purple flowers. The sticky structure will age phenomenally, further concentrating flavors of coffee foam, soy-laced berry sauce, Asian pepper spice, and dense blueberry, black cassis and black plum fruit. Drink 2018-2033. – Reviewed by Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast

  2. 95 Points from Wine Advocate

    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals slowly evolving crème de cassis, preserved plums and cigar box notes with a lovely earth and underbrush undercurrent plus notions of bay leaves and lavender. The medium-bodied palate offers lovely poise and is elegant yet intense, with plenty of youthful, muscular fruit supported by grainy tannins and finishing with a spring in its step. Give it another year or two in bottle and drink it over the next 15-20+. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

2013 Crown Point Relevant Red

  1. 95 Points from Wine Enthusiast

    This is the first ultra-luxury release from this label by entrepreneur Roger Bower, the blend of 30% Syrah, 30% Malbec, 30% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunner. Dark as night and extremely viscous in the glass, this shows deep blueberry, uncrushed peppercorns and touches of smoked meat on the nose. Thick and lush flavors of blueberry smoked coffee bean and roasted meat jump onto the palate with glee. This attention-grabber will last for years, but it is very accessible out of the gates. – Reviewed by Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast

  2. 94 Points from Wine Advocate

    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Relevant offers up a lovely rose petal, red and black currant perfume with suggestions of preserved plums, cedar, baking spices and chocolate box. The medium-bodied palate proffers well-judged, ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless acid to support the fragrant fruit, finishing with the oak still poking through just a bit. Still very youthful, leave it for a couple of years and drink it over the next 15-20+. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

Other Press

  1. Wally's Top 10 Central Coast Wines of the Year!

  2. Our 10 Top-Rated California Cabernet Sauvignons of 2019 | Wine Enthusiast

  3. Getting to Know Happy Canyon, One of Southern California’s Tiniest AVAs | By Julie Tremaine

  4. California's Crowning Glory | FOUR Magazine

  5. Wine Enthusiast - California's Central Coast Ups Its Luxury Game

  6. Wine Enthusiast TOP 100 December 2016

  7. Renowned Winemaker Philippe Melka Joins Crown Point Vineyards as Consulting Winemaker

  8. Robb Report Magazine

  9. Robb Report names Crown Point as one of the 10 Santa Barbara Wineries to Watch

  10. Robb Report - Crown Point Showcases A New Facet Of Bordeaux-Style Wine

  11. Robb Report - A Cabernet That Triumphed Over Challenging Soil

  12. The Exceptional Dishes of Robb Report’s Culinary Masters

  13. Mosaic June 2017

  14. SOMM Journal August 2017

  15. Jeb Dunnuck August 2017

  16. Angeleno September 2017

  17. SB Seasons Fall 2017

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