(From 2009 Vintage) Deliciously fruity, with chocolate notes and acidity. The wine has dense but soft tannins that merge seamlessly into the black fruits. It is ripe, sweet, densely juicy.
(From 2007 Vintage) Slightly dullish deep red. Aromatic nose offers currant, tobacco leaf and herbs lifted by a peppery quality. Juicy and light on its feet, with brisk acidity and a repeating peppery quality giving precision and energy to the perfumed mid-palate. Very crisp, delineated wine that can be enjoyed soon or held.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2005 Vintage) Given its vintage and the success of its neighbors, this slightly underfilled offering must be considered as something of disap-pointnment. Narrow and fairly tight-fisted, but never suggesting that it has the fruit that will allow it to blossom with time, it is instead a bit thin and fades away early.
Wine Spectator(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
Wine & Spirits(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
Robert Parker(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 171
Wine Advocate(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06