(2000 Vintage) This wine is a complex contradiction of characteristics: powerful fruit and viscosity make this a big hearty red, yet soft and supple tannins finish the wine with finesse. Chocolate, tobacco and violets spring from the bouquet, hinting at the richness to come. Trademark jammy qualities fill the mouth with ripe plum and boysenberry fruit. The voluptuous finish lingers with toasty oak and plush fruit. Enjoy this passionate wine with any dish or anyone.
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/02