(1997 Vintage) Fine deep ruby black, nearly opaque color. Strong, minerally, loam and spice aromas with loads of black currant fruit and a hint of opulent new oak vanilla. Deeply constituted ripe black fruit flavors show a lot of briary-dusty notes as well, typical of Rutherford Cabernet. Rich and fleshy, with moderately full tannins and a strong ripe finish, this should age well for at least a decade, but is quite dense and delicious now.
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
Wine Spectator(1990 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/93
Wine Spectator(1993 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/96