Good dark red. Captivating nose melds blackberry, tobacco, lead pencil, Old Bay and sexy oak spices. Silky-sweet, rich and spicy in the mouth, with notes of herbs and juniper berries accenting the powerful dark fruit flavors. Really lovely balance and energy here. The long finish is complemented but not overwhelmed by oak tannins.
Wine Spectator(1994 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/97
Wine Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/03
International Wine Cellar(2000 Vintage) Rating: 91-93 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-02