(From 2009 Vintage) Deliciously fruity, with chocolate notes and acidity. The wine has dense but soft tannins that merge seamlessly into the black fruits. It is ripe, sweet, densely juicy.
(From 2004 Vintage) "Wonderful aromas of raspberry and currant. Full-bodied, with refined, silky tannins and a long aftertaste. Beautiful and tender. Best after 2009."Wine Spectator 90 pointsMouton continues to improve on this neighboring property just to the south, where it's created a delicious 2004. The texture is succulent and velvet-soft, the flavors black, shot through with a brighter red-berry aroma. It's juicy and ready to drink with steak frites; this should grow more complex over the next several years....
Wine Spectator(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
Wine & Spirits(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
Robert Parker(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 171
Wine Advocate(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2005 Vintage) Given its vintage and the success of its neighbors, this slightly underfilled offering must be considered as something of disap-pointnment. Narrow and fairly tight-fisted, but never suggesting that it has the fruit that will allow it to blossom with time, it is instead a bit thin and fades away early.