(2013 Vintage) Plum and boysenberry character with lighter strawberry and raspberry fruits. Some olive tapenade and plenty of graphite and dark stony notes. The palate has a juicy texture with bright acidity, fine long tannins and flavors that run into the dark-berry, liquorice and sarsaparilla zone.
Wine Spectator(2013 Vintage) Dark and brooding, this has a deep well of black currant, fig and bitter plum fruit in reserve, shrouded for now in smoldering charcoal, bay leaf and alder notes. Tapenade and tar details hang in the background. Offers a steel beam of a finish.
Wine Advocate(2001 Vintage) Rating: (91-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 147 on Jun-03
International Wine Cellar(2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-04