Jackson Estate Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Deep black cherry, cassis and red currant flavors with graceful mineral tones. Artistically extracted, elegantly muscular, with chewy, soft tannins. The Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Sonoma County's volcanically-derived Mayacamas Mountains, Hawkeye Mountain vineyard is perched high above the valley floor on drastic slopes.
94 points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, Aug 2019
This is a tremendously impressive wine from the producer's high-elevation estate situated at 2,400 feet. Rich tones of vanilla bean, cassis and raspberry liqueur open the door to a soft, integrated midpalate that is complex and lengthy.
93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Hawkeye Mountain is deep, inky and powerful. Super-ripe dark cherry, pomegranate, mocha, blood orange and menthol infuse this succulent, racy Cabernet from vineyards in Anderson Valley. The Hawkeye boasts striking depth, texture and resonance.
93 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Feb 2019
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Jackson Estate Hawkeye Mountain has an intense nose of crushed black cherries, red and black plums and black currants with touches of scorched earth and grilled meats, plus hints of sandalwood and a waft of violets. Medium-bodied with compelling restraint and elegance in the mouth, it has a fine-grained texture and long finish with lingering earth and mineral notions.
93 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous, May 2019
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Hawkeye Mountain is deep, inky and powerful. Super-ripe dark cherry, pomegranate, mocha, blood orange and menthol infuse this succulent, racy Cabernet from
vineyards in Alexander Valley. The Hawkeye boasts striking depth, texture and resonance.
Aged 20 months in French oak, 42% new
Sourced from the ridge along the westward face of the Mayacamas Mountains, the vineyards are perched high above the valley floor. Fog strains to reach the chilled top of the vineyard area, resulting in large temperature swings daily which are only tempered by the constant winds driven by the Pacific Ocean.
Elevation: 900 - 2400 feet
Soil: Shallow, rocky volcanic brick red loam. Steep hillsides, some are slightly terraced.