Saturated medium ruby to the rim. Multidimensional, intensely spicy nose combines black plum, black cherry, black raspberry, chocolate mint, coffee and cedar. Fat, thick, dense and impressively deep; ...
Robert Parker(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 92+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/22/2011
Robert Parker(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 94+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/22/2010
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 1999 Vintage) 72% Cabernet Sauvignon; 25% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 1% Petit Verdot. The better half of the grapes picked on Monte Bello Ridge has gone into this very special wine. Its aromas are a rich and enticing blend of currant, root beer, black cherries and caramelized vanilla beans with complexing notes of sweet spice and toast. Medium-full in body and balanced by firming acids, the wine is elegant and layered on the palate with a firm acidy edge in the finish. Still, it is a wholly lovely bottling tha...
Wine Spectator(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator