(1999 Vintage) 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Average vine age is 37 years. In order to retain the advantage of older vines, the renewal of the vines is not done in lots, but periodically throughout the vineyard. Each vine that is replaced is identified by a yellow plastic ring, making them easily identifiable so they can be harvested before the main harvest in order to avoid any confusion. This isolation of the young vines continues for 8 years. The 124 acres produce around 20,000 cases.
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/01/2007
Robert Parker(1982 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129
Wine Advocate(1982 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 129 on Jun-00
Wine Spectator(1982 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Decanter(2007 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fairly deep brick-red; sweetish nose, cedar, mushroomy; soft but stalky, drying out, quite butter finish; fairly short. Drink fast.