(1997 Vintage) Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot are all aged two years in French and American oak, then blended to create this rich, Bordeaux-style wine.
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