2015 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Jeb Dunnuck – Rated 95 Points: The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard that was brought up in a mix of new French and American oak. Its deep purple color is followed by a gorgeous wine that’s a spitting image of class and finesse. Currants, high-class oak, hints of crème de cassis and crushed flowers all flow to a layered, full-bodied, multi-dimensional beauty that does everything right. With fine tannin, beautiful purity of fruit and a great finish, it’s going to benefit from short-term cellaring yet keep for two decades.
2015 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – Rated 91 Points : Composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a seriously medicinal nose with fried herbs and pepper over a core of crème de cassis and baked plums plus a hint of potpourri. The palate is full-bodied, rich and concentrated, with chewy tannins and an herbal lift on the finish.
2013 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Restaurant Wine by Ronn Wiegand, Master of Wine, Master Sommelier – Rated Excellent : “Excellent quality for its type, style and price. Among the very best for its price. Highly recommended.”
2013 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Wine Enthusiast – Rated 92 Points : “Soft and supple on the palate, this impressive wine is lightly spiced with dust and clove, its tannins rounded and in support of lingering cassis and red cherry flavors. Mocha and tobacco lend additional depth and complexity as it unfolds, punctuated by juicy acidity.”
2013 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Blue Lifestyle/Anthony Dias Blue – Rated 94 Points : “Silky and tangy, juicy and pure; generous plum and cassis; bright and toasty with notes of earth and new oak; balanced and long.”
2013 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Forbes Magazine, These Splurge-Worthy Wine Are Perfect For Celebrating The Holidays This Year: “Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 ($100) is perfect for this time of year with its winter spice and black-cherry compote on the nose and flavors of kirsch-filled chocolates and licorice.”
2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon & 2016 Mathew Bruno Sauvignon Blanc: The Napa Wine Project: “Mathew’s philosophy is to make balanced and approachable wines – and they have certainly done so with the two wines we tried.”
2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: California Wine Advisors rates Mathew Bruno “Classic” 96+ Points : “A classic example of Rutherford Cabernet, the 2012 Mathew Bruno presents itself as inky black in the glass. The bouquet is stunning, showcasing the black currant, blueberry, and anise notes typical to the area. The palate develops in complexity, offering layers of red and black berry, spice box, and baking chocolate that culminate in a striking finish that is focused and shows fantastic length. Delicious right out of the gate, the patient collector will be well-rewarded for cellaring another 5-7 years and drinking for another decade beyond that.”
2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: The Tasting Panel/Anthony Dias Blue, Executive Director of the San Francisco International Wine Competition – Rated 95 Points : “Smooth and juicy with dark color, deep plum and blackberry fruit; rich, beautifully structured and complex with rich texture and lovely depth; long and balanced.”
2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Restaurant Wine by Ronn Wiegand, Master of Wine, Master Sommelier – Rated Excellent : “Excellent, among the very best for its type, style & price. Full bodied, complex in flavor and quite rich.”
2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: C Magazine, “In the Red” (as published in the November 2015 issue with Mathew Bruno Wines, Gary Farrell Winery and Frank Family Vineyards) : “Give thanks and raise a glass this season with three new noteworthy California wines.”
2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Fortune Magazine, 10 Enchanting Red Wines For Valentines Day 2016 (as published February 10, 2016) : “Now only in its fourth vintage, the Mathew Bruno 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a dark-fruited juicy Cab with pretty chili, spice and nutmeg accents. Its tannins are fine and smooth, but its backbone is firm-there’s no extra flab on this guy.”
2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Kerrin Laz, K. Laz Wine Collection : “I tasted this wine blind at the end of January and was able to re-taste it a few weeks ago and I’m happy to say, this is one of the best Beckstoffer George III Vineyard Cabernets coming from this hallowed Rutherford vineyard. It was aged for 24 months in new oak and on the palate offers supple, seamless black and red fruit that with sourcing from Beckstoffer GIII Vineyard, often commands double the price than this current release. It is an over-deliverer from the nose to the finish. I highly recommend getting a few bottles.”
2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Bounty Hunter Rare Wines and Spirits : “This is quite a special Cabernet Sauvignon. 2012 was a superb growing season, and this wine represents the essence of Rutherford and its famed dusty minerality. This wine will age 10 years if you need it to, but it tastes pretty darn fine right this evening.”
2010 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Bounty Hunter Rare Wines & Spirits added Mathew Bruno to their well regarded catalog who ships to over 2 million people across the United States. Bounty Hunter claims, “They certainly got our attention and even though this family is new to the game, they are working with some serious fruit and making some even more serious juice.”
2010 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Wine Spectator Magazine rated Mathew Bruno “Excellent” at 91 points.
2009 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Wine Spectator Magazine named Mathew Bruno “A successful debut in a challenging year.”