(1995 Vintage) Deep ruby. Wild aromas of cassis, blackberry, meat, coffee and menthol. Sweet, plush and showy; impressive mouthfilling intensity of flavor. Finishes very long and chocolatey, with ripe tannins. Stron...
pine, cedar, mint, plums and berries. suave and silky; fully integrated. delicious. 95 pts. at or near it's peak, drink up! Tried again on 4/23/17 with JT. Still drinking great, funk nose upon opening, cleared up and drank beautifully the rest of the night. Smokey and cedar on the nose, more chocolate, secondary notes dominating over fruit. Great stuff!!!
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Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2002 Vintage) Here is a big, beautifully ripened, definitively varietal opus that is brimming with deep, well-extracted fruit and decked out with a full measure of very sweet oak. Its precise focus and its wholly impeccable balance place it at the forefront of the pack, and it never once hints at heaviness or heat. While fairly tannic, it is not in the least tough, and its essential juiciness perseveres to the end. Those with a taste for young Cabernet will find lots to like even now, but the real beauty of th...