Number 3 of Wine Spectator's 2003 Top 100 Wines! Color: The color is intense and the density is readily apparent.Aroma: The bouquet provides an explosion of red fruit, blackberry, black cherry and vibrant notes of raspeberry. The oak aging contributes a toasted vanilla and balsamic-like element in the nose. Then, instead of dispersing, all the scents blend together to give greater complexity, precious wood and cedar notes.Flavor: In the mouth, the first impression is density and volume. The wine...
Wine Spectator#3 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2003. Please note - there is a 6 bottle limit on this wine!"A stunner. This coats the palate with cassis, blackberry and boysenberry fruit, but stays focused and pure, with vanilla, spice and toast notes chiming in on the palate for added effect. The finish then resonates with purity. A thoroughly seductive wine that glides effortlessly, despite its obvious power and depth. Carmenère, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2009. "