(From 2005 Vintage) Blackberry bramble, black olive, caramel, lead pencil, tobacco leaf, clove, and cassis are just a few words to describe the immediate and stunning sensory experience. But the most satisfying moment for any student of this vineyard is to behold in this vintage the same attributes that have etched this site into our hearts… intense dark brambly fruit, complimented by tobacco leaf, cedar, and extravagant caramel. Flavors of pure blackberry mingle with fine grain tannin buoyed by the sweet toast of well-integrated French Oak.
Robert ParkerRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 126
Wine AdvocateRating: (93-97) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97