91 Robert Parker
The 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Jillians is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, 65%, but kitchen-sink additions include 20% Syrah, 10% Merlot, as well as Malbec and Petit Verdot. Production was just over 2,000 cases. I really like the juiciness of this wine, which has a dark ruby/purple color, lots of black cherry, mulberry, mocha, fruit and a nice tactile, fleshy impression with good purity, uplift and density in the long velvety finish. This is a beauty to drink now and over the next 7-8 years.