(From 2012 Vintage) Bright and expressive, offering violet and just-crushed red currant fruit gliding along, with silky tannins. Lovely pebble and floral notes flash on the finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2005 Vintage) This wine raises the question: Where does its Margaux character leave off and its 35% Merlot content take over? It is far too coy to say "somewhere in the middle", yet the seamless fit of fine pieces ...
Wine Advocate(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
Wine Spectator(From 2004 Vintage)
Decanter(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very deep ruby, concentrated, leafy, blackcurrant nose, masses of very ripe fruit, showing richness and integrated tannins, quite powerful, but with the hallmark finesse of Margaux, almost sweet fruit, lovely balance and length. 2008-20. (Tasted en primeur)