One of the six “Napa Valley Super-seconds” according to Robert M. Parker and Antonio Galloni. A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from barrels not culled for the flagship cuvées.
International Wine Report
Review by Joe D'Angelo
The 2019 Prince of Hearts Red is composed primarily of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, along with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine instantly impresses as it releases its inviting aromas of blueberries and plums, which come together with Sumatran coffee, sweet spices, tobacco, herbs and loamy notes that all explode from the glass. On the palate this is full-bodied and beautifully polished, with a plush texture that gives way to delicious flavors of ripe dark/red fruits, spices and roasted coffee that expand through the supple finish. The Prince of Hearts is already showing incredibly well upon release, however it should become even more compelling over the course of the next decade.
Review by Juha Linthonen
Deep, purple to garnet red color. Intense nose with ripe brambles and cassis, refined toasty new oak aromas with mocha, cocoa, nutmeg and warm spices. Full-bodied satiny texture with ripe fruitiness and extremely smooth tannins. Lingering warm and spicy finish with great harmony. Drink now to 2030
Jebb Dunnuck Report (May 2022)
Review by Jeb Dunnuck
Lastly, the 2019 Red Blend Prince of Hearts is another fresh, elegant, wonderfully pure beauty from this team. A blend of 51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot, it offers a spicy, leafy herb, darker cherry, and currant-driven bouquet, medium to full body, ripe polished tannins, and a great finish. It’s one classy, elegant red blend to enjoy over the coming 15 years or so.