(1999 Vintage) Looking for a great deal in Bordeaux? Look no farther - this has got to be one of the steals of the century. Dark and rich, just starting to drink beautifully, try a glass of this nectar with grilled mushrooms and medium rare steak. "Gorgeous aromas of blackberries, violets and currants lead to this full-bodied wine with velvety tannins. Lovely finish delivers a juicy berry aftertaste. One of the best buys of the vintage."Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2002
clear medium intensity ruby clean nose floral black currants plums vanilla oak low acidity medium tannin dry well balanced
dry, medium acidity medium body medium nose, berry, oak medium acidity, medium body berry, liquorice
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) Given its vintage and the success of its neighbors, this slightly underfilled offering must be considered as something of disap-pointnment. Narrow and fairly tight-fisted, but never suggesting that it has the fruit that will allow it to blossom with time, it is instead a bit thin and fades away early.
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
Wine & Spirits(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 171