(From 2006 Vintage) Dark ruby, french merlot style, dense, round, dry figs and plums taste Medium retro taste.
"Enormously complex, deep, dark, rich and polished, with layers of concentrated black cherry, blackberry, currant and anise. Framed by pretty toasty oak, the fruit holds a firm upper hand, turning richly tannic on the finish. Best from 2004 through 2015."-Wine Spectator
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2004 Vintage) Black cherries, a bit of raspberry and creamy oak come together nicely in the concentrated aromas and dense, fairly direct flavors of this rich, and ripe-leaning wine. Fat and fleshy on entry, with a good bit of tannin firming things up at the end, the wine is a bit monochromatic at this point in time and clearly commends time in the cellar. Beneath its ripeness and sweet oak, however, there are signs of complexity to come, and while three or four years of patience will be of real help here, a ha...
Wine Spectator(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/05
Robert Parker(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 168
Wine Advocate(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
Wine Advocate(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97