2018 Passing By
95-97 pts (JD)
"Even better than the 2017 Passing By, the 2018 Passing By offers a stunning bouquet of pure cassis intermixed with notes of tobacco leaf, damp earth, toasted spice, and graphite. Deep, powerful, opulent, and about as sexy as it gets, it's going to hit the ground running yet keep for 10-15 years or more. The 2018 is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petite Verdot, and the rest Syrah that will spend 18 months in 87% new French oak."