Milestones

1985

A Staggering Wine

This vintage of CASK 23 Cabernet Sauvignon is hailed by wine critic Robert Parker as “a staggering wine.”

He writes, “I have never tasted a more impressive young wine in America. Truly sublime and perhaps perfect.” Excitement over the limited-production bottling drives the price up to $75. At that time it was the highest release price ever for a Napa Valley wine.