(From 2004 Vintage) Stylishly blackcurranty nose. Concentrated, ripe tannins and good acidity. Fine balance and potential. Elegant style. Good length.
(From 1995 Vintage) Roast coffee bean aromas. Concentrated, savoury fruit palate supported by fruit tannins.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2006 Vintage) 62% Cabernet Sauvignon; 31% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot. If a bit shy on overt fruitiness, this solid young wine comes with a good sense of essential extract and teases with glimmers of black fruits, olive and loamy earth elements in both its concentrated aromas and flavors. It toughens up at the finish as befits a young claret, but its fruit holds on and convinces that a wait of five years is worthwhile.
Robert Parker(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2009
Wine Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/25/2012
Wine Spectator(From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/98
Wine Spectator(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/03