Wine Advocate 95+
The deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is blended of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot. It's beautifully perfumed with fragrant earth, lavender, oolong tea and chocolate-covered cherries with a core of warm cassis, crushed wild blueberries plus a compelling waft of roses. The full-bodied palate has a firm yet somehow wonderfully elegant frame thanks to super ripe, super fine-grained tannins and background freshness supporting the perfumed black fruit layers, leading to a very long finish."~L.P-B.
Jeb Dunnuck 95+
"Starting with the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, it's a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% Malbec, and 4% Petit Verdot that’s all from the Stags Leap District. It offers a monster bouquet of bloody blueberries, cassis, iron, violets, and crushed rocks. This flows to a powerful, rich, yet also pure and elegant Napa Cabernet that has tons of class. It has a focused, slightly tight profile that's going to benefit from short-term cellaring, and it should evolve beautifully for 2 decades or more."~J.D.
Vinous Media 94
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is wonderfully fresh and nuanced. Sweet floral and spice notes run through a core of inky dark fruit. Blueberry jam, violet, menthol, spice and a kiss of new French oak are nicely pushed forward. Creamy and layered, the Estate is super-expressive, even in the early going."~A.G.
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Odette Estate sits on 45 voluptuous acres, tucked into the dramatic palisades of the Stags Leap District. As the newest addition to the beloved region, Odette looks to serve as a "breath of fresh air" to the historic District. Contemporary architecture and design, paired with a contemporary stance on environmental responsibility, Odette is a symbol of the future of Stags Leap. With its two sister properties, PlumpJack and CADE (located in Oakville and Howell Mountain respectively), Odette rounds out the trio of wineries committed to producing full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons that are notable for the combination of power and elegance, while simultaneously showcasing the unique properties of the AVA.
Winemaker Jeff Owens and enologist Adrien Halpin are the masterminds behind Odette's notable success. A longtime member of the PlumpJack family and competitive by nature, that same spirit translates into Jeff's approach with winemaking. "I want to make the best wine possible." He is focused on crafting wines that are "energetic, expressive and approachable from day 1 to 25 years."
Adrian has similarly been an integral part of Odette Estate's early development, joining Jeff in 2012 as his first hire. In addition to a pre-existing interest in moving to the renowned valley, Odette in particular appealed to Adrian due to the focus on estate-made wines, as well as the property's dynamic soil composition and the unique micro-climate of the site. Furthermore, joining the team at Odette has allowed him to "be a part of something," in building the brand and the winery literally from the ground up. The winemaking practices that Jeff and Adrian have established at Odette are truly something to be revered, as is evident by the first wines released.