A bottleshot of Seraphim Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Seraphim Cabernet Sauvignon

$200.00 for 750ml

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Reviews & Accolades

Vinous — 92-95

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Seraphim opens with arrestingly beautiful, striking aromatics. Graphite, crème de cassis, lavender, licorice are all backed up by huge, imposing tannins. Readers should plan on being patient with the 2016, when it is bottled and eventually sold.

Vinous — 95

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Seraphim has really come along nicely since I tasted it last year. The tannins have softened considerably, which in turn allows the fruit to come through. This is an unusually rich, jammy style for Diamond Mountain, and while it would be nice to see a greater sense of place, there is no denying the wine’s beauty. An exotic mélange of raspberry jam, white chocolate, spice and new oak builds as this flamboyant, unapologetically opulent wine shows off its voluptuous curves and inviting personality.

Jeb Dunnuck — 94

Coming from the Diamond Mountain AVA and brought up in 80% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Seraphim is made by Thomas Rivers Brown and sports a saturated purple color as well as a perfumed, exotic bouquet of blueberries, crème de cassis, crushed violets, blood orange, and spice. It’s ripe, sexy, full-bodied, and beautifully textured.

Robert Parker — 91+

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Seraphim opens with cassis, redcurrants, herbs and tilled soil with hints of cigars and hoisin. Medium to full-bodied, it has a good amount of tightly wound, muscular fruit with a firm, chewy frame and savory finish.

Wine Enthusiast — 95

A 100% varietal wine made by Thomas Rivers Brown, this is abundant in baked plum, cassis and dark currant. Firm tannins wrap around the integrated oak and secondary seasonings of black pepper, licorice and pepper, leaving a fresh, floral finish to ponder. Enjoy 2021–2026.

Wine Enthusiast — 94

This is a 100% varietal wine made by sought-after winemaking consultant Thomas Rivers Brown. It delivers a powerful package of plum and dark chocolate. Earthy tobacco and sage meld with grippy, youthful tannins to showcase a well-structured offering. Enjoy 2024–2029.

James Suckling — 88

A big, concentrated red with chewy tannins and lots of extracted fruit. Charred oak, too. Full and powerful. A little dry at the end. Slightly overdone, but some may like it. Perhaps it will soften with bottle age? Try after 2020.

James Suckling — 89

Gives a ripe impression of plum paste and walnuts on the nose with sweet, soft and easygoing, redder-plum flavors and an open-knit finish. Drink now.

Texas International Wine Competition — Silver

2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition — Silver

2018 New Orleans International Wine Awards — Silver

TEXSOM International Wine Awards — Silver

TEXSOM International Wine Awards — Silver