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Wine Advocate — 96

December 2013 — Robert Parker

Benedictions Cabernet Sauvignon
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from clone 4 on rootstock 3309, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Unnamed tastes like a young Pontet Canet. Its dense purple color is followed by a classic bouquet of creme de cassis, cedarwood, spring flowers and a hint of white chocolate. Full-bodied with stunning fruit intensity and purity as well as a long finish, this was all accessed from the Missouri Hopper vineyard owned by the Beckstoffer Family. Like most 2012s, this wine will be drinkable young, but it has the depth and balance to age for 20 years.

Wine Advocate — 94

December 2013 — Robert Parker

Mon Hommage Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Hommage is another animal altogether. It reminded me of some of the Araujo Cabernets. Floral, black raspberry and black currant notes intermixed with a touch of new oak are followed by terrific fruit on the attack, mid-palate and finish. This impressive, full-throttle Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for 15 or more years.

JAMES SUCKLING — 94

May 2014 — James Suckling

Mon Hommage Cabernet Sauvignon
Love the black licorice, aniseed and blackberry aromas here. Full body with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Wonderful length to this. Serious wine here.

The Wine Insiders — “Classic 97″ Points

A big, intense and serious Cabernet, full of black cherry, blueberry, hoisen and bittersweet chocolate on the nose. On the palate this wine exudes class and sophistication with its rich and full bodied profile. Perfectly balanced with red and black fruit flavors along with blond tobacco, creme de cassis and cedar lead to soft tannins that linger long into the finish. Hard to put down.

Wine Advocate — 94

Dec 2011 — Antonio Galloni

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Hommage bursts from the glass with dark red plums, black cherries, menthol, tar and licorice. It is a big, muscular wine endowed with considerable energy and richness. The powerful, structured finish bodes well for the future. In 2010 the blend is 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

I was completely taken with the two wines I tasted from Cabaud. Luc Morlet makes the wines for Phil and Bonnie Cabaud. Mon Hommage is 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot, 95% from the Seiller vineyard on Glass Mountain in St. Helena and 5% from Missouri Hopper in Oakville.

Wine Advocate — 94

Dec 2012 — Antonio Galloni

Smoke, scorched earth, tar, new leather and black fruit are some of the many notes that take shape in the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Hommage. A deep, intense wine, the Mon Hommage is endowed with serious power wrapped around a core of focused, intense minerality. Crushed rocks and graphite are some of the nuances that add complexity on the finish. Today, the 2010 is totally closed in on itself, so readers will have to be a bit patient. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

Cabaud’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is a superb follow up to the 2009, a wine that is just as brilliant today as it was last year. Most of the fruit is sourced from the Seiller vineyard on Glass Mountain in St. Helena. The super-talented Luc Morlet is the winemaker.

Wine Advocate — 93+

Dec 2011 — Antonio Galloni

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Hommage is a huge, powerful wine bursting with dark fruit, new leather, smoke, licorice and tar. Layers of seamless fruit totally cover the palate. Frankly, I am stunned by the sheer quality of this opulent, full-bodied Cabernet. This is a dazzling first effort. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.

I was completely taken with the two wines I tasted from Cabaud. Luc Morlet makes the wines for Phil and Bonnie Cabaud. Mon Hommage is 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot, 95% from the Seiller vineyard on Glass Mountain in St. Helena and 5% from Missouri Hopper in Oakville.