(From 2010 Vintage) The 2010 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has enticing aromas of ripe blackberry, fresh cedar, anise and sweet mint. Dense and structured, its supple tannins are complemented by notes of espresso, unsweetened cocoa and a balanced, silky finish.
tasted 6/2011. perfectly preserve no bricking. absolutely out of this world. can pass for 1st growth Bordeaux. perfect from the start & never faded over 5 hour dinner. very lucky to have tasted it 30 plus years afterwards. wow. had my last one on 12/11/11, very enjoyable. sad to see it go. just as good as the first one. wow.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 1999 Vintage) Given the spectacular showing of this wine's older brother in our Centerfold tasting, its placing here comes as a complete surprise and an utter disappointment. Brushy, leathery, dry and somewhat muddy in aromatic tone, this expensive bottling goes from supple at entry to harsh and abrasive at the finish, and it never finds a remotely adequate supply of fruit.
Wine Advocate(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 142 on Aug-02
Wine Spectator(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2004