The Cinq Cepages Proprietary Red Wine has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of pure, crushed black currants and blackberries plus hints of garrigue, lavender, chocolate box and wild thyme. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is firmly textured with a solid frame of chewy tannins and great freshness, finishing long and earthy.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2001 Vintage) 10% Merlot; 8% Cabernet Franc; 4% Malbec; 2% Petit Verdot. Even with the fairly attractive first fruit notes and complex array of characteristics on display here, this wine is surprisingly short on real depth and density in both nose and mouth. Its curt tannins lend structure while adding to the slight dryness that emerges as the wine finishes.
Robert Parker(2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2005
Wine Enthusiast(2001 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 00/00/0
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 00/00/0