International Wine CellarRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 99, November/December 2001. ($44) Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, game, mint and roasted nuts on the expressive nose. Sweet, thick and pliant in the mouth, with notes of black raspberry, boysenberry and dark chocolate, plus a distinct hint of confiture. Very merlot. Long finish features ripe tannins and sweet oak. Way better than the '98 version of this wine.
Wine.comThis wine shows aromas of sweet plum sauce, vanilla, chocolate, cedar and butterscotch with big, forward black cherry and black berry fruit in the mouth. A balanced middle with a hint of toasty oak is paired with a nice bite from rounded tannins, and a long pleasant finish. This wine pairs well with grilled meats and wild game with herb-infused, wild-berry sauces, hearty pasta dishes and Pacific Northwest Salmon.
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/02.