94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Armé Cabernet Sauvignon is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 7% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot. Medium ruby-purple, it has pure, classic aromas of cassis, graphite, violets, loamy earth and tobacco. The intensely flavored palate is light on its feet with loads of juicy lift and a soft tannic frame, and it finishes long and floral. It's an incredibly elegant style, particularly at this price point!
93 points James Suckling
"Round-textured and fruity with balance and softness, yet freshness at the same time. Medium-bodied. Attractive berry, currant and sweet green-tobacco undertones. 85% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot and 4% malbec and 4% petit verdot. Drink now."
93 points Wine Enthusiast
"This full-flavored, full-bodied and moderately tannic wine tastes bold but polished, showcasing luscious, ripe blackberries, blueberries and dark chocolate laced with fine-grained tannins. Layering and depth in the fruit flavors is nicely complemented by subtle accents of vanilla and new leather. Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot make up 15% of the blend." *Editors’ Choice*
Vinous Reverie Notes
Named after Armé, the husband of Marietta and great-great uncle of Owner/Winemaker Scot Bilbro, this Cabernet Sauvignon conveys a taut freshness and aromatic purity. Stylistically balanced between modern California and Old World, this wine is dense with fresh, dark fruit and tempered with a savory, earthy character. The dry fly on the label is a reference to Chris Bilbro’s long family history of fishing with his great uncle Armé along the waterways that now adjoin the three estate vineyards.