(From 2000 Vintage) Rich steady color. The intense nose is marked by notes of cedar and vanilla which balance perfectly, a powerful and clean fruitiness. The palate is characterized by tannins of great distinction; carried by a beautiful freshness to its elegant finale. A great success, for this outstanding vintage year.
Explosive, superripe aromas of black raspberry, lead pencil and sweet oak. Velvety-sweet and pungently oaky in the mouth, with a firm supporting spine of acidity giving the wine a vibrant, sappy quality. Finishes very long, with substantial but lush tannins. Potentially the finest vintage yet from this estate.
Wine Spectator(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2010
Wine Spectator(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2005
Robert Parker(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/25/2005
Wine & Spirits(From 2001 Vintage) International Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer (2004) - 90 February 2010
Wine Advocate(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 146 on Apr-03