(2001 Vintage) Good saturated ruby-red. Explosive, highly nuanced aromas of currant, dried rose, tobacco, brown sugar, espresso and mint. Silky, lush, dense and penetrating, with uncommon lift in the middle palate. ...
International Wine CellarRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 108, May/June 2003 ($75; a blend of 50% cabernet franc and 50% merlot; both the H Block and Variation One are from Hudson Vineyard fruit) Full red-ruby. Explosively aromatic nose melds blueberry, cassis, red cherry, violet, minerals, brown sugar and a tobacco leaf note suggestive of a Cohiba robusto. Very intense and densely packed, with urgent, penetrating red berry, bitter chocolate, mineral and rose petal f...
Robert ParkerRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 150
Wine AdvocateRating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03