(2004 Vintage) Deep ruby-red. Superripe aromas of black raspberry, tobacco and smoke. Lush, dense and sweet, with highly concentrated, well-delineated flavors of candied black cherry and tobacco. A saline nuance add...
The wine had a inky black color with long and staining tears. On the nose you got black raspberries, cooked plums and dried fig. There were also hints of dill and red bell pepper. The wine had a little hint of rose petal or potpourri. The taste was deep dark fruit with medium acid and medium alcohol. It had a long, complex and memorable finish. Often wines at this price point over promise and under deliver. This was not one of those cases. Even in a challenging vintage like 2000, it exceeded expectations!
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/05.
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162.
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Robert Parker(2002 Vintage)
Wine Advocate(2001 Vintage) Rating: (96-98) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03