"Hand picked under a full moon on a fruit day. The journey of Vanya is a delight to behold and of course, drink. A wine shaped by 100% cabernet and complete in every way. It’s fragrant with florals, woodsy spices, cassis, mulberries with a dusting of cocoa and warm earth. It’s medium-bodied, long and detailed with beautifully shaped tannins – fine, ripe and textural. Approachable now yet time will give this more layers and depth."
96 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
"Picked on a full moon fruit day (March 20), the 2019 Vanya Full Moon Fruit Day was handpicked and destemmed, fermented wild on the skins for 10 days, then pressed to new French barriques for six months' maturation. This is an intriguing wine, and it is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The tannins are the easiest thing to discuss, so we will start there: very fine yet strong, interwoven throughout all aspects of the palate. The fruit that rallies around them speaks of salted cassis, hung deli meat, oxtail, tobacco... It is slightly resinous, quite peppery and layered with olives and brine. Despite being picked on a fruit day, this is not as "fruity as you might expect—there are notes of fresh leather, saltbush, bay leaf, cigar box, blackcurrant and blood. It's a wine that defies easy explanation and requires you to push your tongue around your mouth once it is gone. No additions of yeast, acid, malolactic culture or fining agents. 768 bottles made."
96 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate