(From 2008 Vintage) Beautifully crafted, rich, intense and powerful, yet supple, graceful and polished, offering a generous core of spicy blackberry, black licorice, wild berry and light cedary notes. Full-bodied and expressive.
(From 2011 Vintage) A rich, dense ruby color, hints at the dark fruit nose of blackberry and currant that carries through the palate, interwoven with complex aromas of black licorice, anise and creme de cassis. On the palate, the wine opens up to reveal an earthiness, with brown spice, cigar box and ripe dark fruits that linger throughout the extracted and long finish. The texture is opulent and rich, yet has a velvety quality with supple density. Rich, fine-grained tannins are balanced with ripe fruit, acidity and oak.
Robert Parker(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
Ken's Wine Guide(From 2004 Vintage) This wine recently won a blind tasting of High End wines that we conducted. This wine stood out for its "Poetry to the Panel." This opaque dark red wine opens with a lovely and inviting crème de ca...
Wine Advocate(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Wine Spectator(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/06
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Apr-06