Lush black cherry and plum aromas blossom in the nose. A tannic backbone carries the tender entry of this wine across the palate like velvet, with traces of cedar anchoring a long finish of dried cranberry and cassis. Pair with grilled quail served in a veal stock reduction flavored with dried cranberries or a selection of mild cheeses.
Wine AdvocateRating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
Wine SpectatorRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/00
Wine EnthusiastRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast