(From 1984 Vintage) Still showing sweetness with lovely color, herbal aromas. The only year that wasn’t 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (7% Cabernet Franc added). Medium body, mature flavors.
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThis deeply drafted, optimally ripened wine won enthusiastic recommendation when first released, and it remains our favorite Hillside Select of the 1990s. It has developed layer upon layer of real varietal complexity, and its broad sweep of sweet oak only serves to enrich its wealth of juicy, curranty fruit. It is a big, very rich, uncommonly well-proportioned wine whose integral tannins assure another ten years or more of peak drinkability. Originally reviewed at ***