(2000 Vintage) Deep ruby red that darkens with aeration. Great aromatic complexity with red and black cherry, cassis and earthier notes of tar, leather and roasted coffee. The palate is immediately supple and juicy with sweet briary jam and then darkens to show layered black fruits and chocolate. The mid palate is rich and full and the soft tannins allow the breadth of the wine to gradually unfold across the palate, leading to a pleasant grip on the finish.Delicious and approachable on release, this Cabernet ...
Wine Advocate(2000 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Wine Advocate(2008 Vintage) "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate reveals a Medoc-like nose of cedarwood, damp earth, black currants and hints of bay leaf and unsmoked cigar tobacco. Opulence, purity and density combined with a thick, full-bodied mouthfeel and a superb finish all suggest a wine that can be drunk now or cellared for two decades."
Wine & Spirits(2006 Vintage) The 4,400-case cuvée of 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (96% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc) is brilliant. It would probably be hard to find a Cabernet Sauvignon of this quality with this production level, all estate fruit, and such impeccable viticulture and winemaking. This wine reminded me of a great vintage of Pontet Canet in Pauillac, Bordeaux. The deep creme de cassis flavors intermixed with charcoal and lead pencil shavings soar from the glass. Its full body, stunning ripeness, sweet tannin, and substantial flavor authority make for a brilliant Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next two decades.