(2010 Vintage) This wine's stunning intensity begins with its inky hue. Aromas of super ripe cassis, blueberry, blackberry and fig are under- scored by worn leather, anise and shiso mint. On the palate, the entry is rich and viscous, leading to plush, dusty tannins and fetching flavors of dark, ripe berries, figs and chocolate. Warm baking spice balances minerality on the finish, inviting taste after taste of this exceptionally compelling blend.
Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Wine Advocate(1986 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 106 on Aug-96
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) "The sensational 2007 Proprietary Red Wine (a 7,000-case blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec) is slightly more restrained aromatically than the Merlot, but there is no doubting its extraordinary bouquet of subtle smoked meats, oak, mountain wild flowers, blueberries, blackberries, coffee, and cassis. Super-rich and full-bodied with noticeable, but stunningly sweet tannins, it possesses a rare minerality and definition, characteristics that...
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/15/2012
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2000 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Dec-06.