Wine.comThe harvest year of 1996 was to set the stage for the first Symmetry. A warm winter inhibited the bud set and rain during bloom reduced yieldsignificantly. The crop was down, but quality high, since fewer grapes meant heightened intensity of color and flavor. A deep blackberry color captures the depth of fruit and spice in the aroma and flavors of Symmetry. A bouquet of wild mint, mandarin orange-peel and gardenia mingle with black licorice, white pepper and dark brown sugar. A firm tannin structure supporting a round and velvet - smooth texture is in perfect accord with flavors of blueberry, black read more...cherry, dark roast coffee and almond. Licorice and vanilla flavors from a combination of American andFrench oak barrels contribute to outstanding balance and an expansive finish. (hide)
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 91.3 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 4 notes)
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/00.