Robert Parker, Jr
2012 R&R Louer Family St Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 92 points
An impressive wine, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Louer Family is a large-scale Cabernet (15.4%) natural alcohol with a dense ruby/purple color, a sweet kiss of blackberry and cassis liqueurs and gorgeously pure fruit in a full-bodied, pedal-to-the-metal style. However, there are no hard edges, no rusticity and a beautiful and impressively crafted integration of wood, alcohol, tannin an acidity.

2013 R&R Louer Family St Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 95 points
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Louer Family is a blockbuster of power and elegance. Young, exuberant and youthful, with a dense purple color, notes of charcoal and smoke from the barrels interwoven with copious quantities of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. This lavishly rich, full-bodied, multi-dimensional wine is still youthful and coiled tight, but has enormous upside and promise. Give it several more years of cellaring and drink it over the following 20-25 years.

2014 R&R Louer Family St Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 94 points
The LFV Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the culmination of Roger Louers' vast experience farming his prized Ehlers Lane Estate Vineyard. A 20 year "Passion Project" he selects only the very best barrels from his 34 acre Estate to create this Award Winning 100% Cabernet. The St. Helena AVA microclimate is legendary for exceptional Cabernet as the cool Pacific breezes from the north reach St. Helena earlier, cooling the vines & delivering graceful, intense fruit with concentration & depth. LFV is filled with layers of juicy dark red fruit & dark chocolate with touches of toasty oak. Barrel fermented & aged in 100% New French Oak 59 gallon barrels produce velvety tannins & create a Cabernet lovers dream!

2012 R&R Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 93+ Points
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is even bigger than its 2013 sibling (15.4% alcohol), showing greater evolution and more forward aromatics and flavors than the 2013 version, this is juicy, succulent and opulent wine with a dense ruby/purple color, not the intense purity and concentration of the 2013, but really sexy, full-bodied, broad and flavorful. Loads of black cherry and blackcurrant fruit are present in this lush, heady style of wine that is irresistible and should continue to evolve gracefully for another 12 to 15+ years. These are impressive releases from Roberts + Rogers.
2013 R&R Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 93 Points
This wine is young, still promising, and although approachable now promises to evolve easily for 15 or more years. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is another exuberant, full-throttle style of Cabernet Sauvignon, showing slightly more reserved and coiled characteristics, the wine is full-bodied, has an opaque purple color, beautiful notes of mulberry, blackcurrants, graphite and spice. It's big (15.4% alcohol), but that's well-concealed beneath the lavish fruit and rather large structure of this full-bodied wine. This is impressive wine that can be approached now, but will be better in 3-5 years of cellaring and keep for 20-25+ years.

2014 R&R Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 92 Points
The Howell Mountain Single Vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of carefully selected exceptional lots of the world famous hillside mountain fruit. The most desirable & acclaimed AVA in Napa Valley for Cabernet Sauvignon, this vineyard combines volcanic soil with the high elevation mountain terrain above the fog line. The fruit is exposed to sunshine for longer days & warmer nights providing even ripening and full maturity. This is a handcrafted big complex muscular Cabernet – opulent, bold, rich, and decadent, packed with intense, ripe jammy black fruit. Well integrated tannins from 24 months of 100% French Oak aging create a long flavorful finish.

SF CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION
2012 R&R Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ~ DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
2012 R&R Louer Family St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon ~ GOLD MEDAL
2012 R&R Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ~ BRONZE MEDAL
2012 R&R Reserve Chardonnay ~ SILVER MEDAL
 

2015 AMERICAN FINE WINE COMPETITION
2012 R&R Louer Family St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon ~ DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
2012 R&R Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ~ DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL


SF AFFAIRS OF THE VINE - CABERNET SHOOT-OUT COMPETITION

2012 R&R Louer Family St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon ~ GOLD MEDAL
2012 R&R Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ~ GOLD MEDAL


WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE
2012 R&R Louer Family St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon: 92 Points
2012 R&R Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
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90 Points
(Featured in an article, "9 Impressive Napa Valley Cabernets," for the 1/26/2015 Issue.)
2012 R&R Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: 92 Points


SUNSET MAGAZINE
2012 R&R Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ~ KING OF RED



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