(From 2003 Vintage) Opulent aromas of blackberry, olives and toasted oak follow through to a full-bodied palate, with big chewy tannins and a long, long finish.
(From 2001 Vintage) Ruby-red. Aromas of roasted plum, tobacco, chocolate and smoky oak. Suave and vinous, with lively acidity giving the wine excellent balance. Not especially powerful but a lovely, classic midweight.
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Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
Robert Parker(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2007
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2006 Vintage) 70% Cabernet Sauvignon; 22% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc; 3% Petit Verdot. It is easy to be drawn in by this bottling's complex aromas and nicely layered flavors of currants, cherries and stony soil, and the wine conveys a good sense of richness and depth, but intrusive tannins presently dry out its finish and mandate at least five years of age.
Wine Advocate(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 140 on Apr-02
Robert Parker(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker