(2000 Vintage) "Immediate, powerful aromas of blackberries and wild berries, promising highly extracted fruit, followed by subtler notes of exotic spices. Deep, dark flavors of black currants, black cherries and juicy, lushly ripe blackberries envelop the palate, offering a core of fruit essence that persists from first sip to finish. Notes of toasty oak are very harmoniously integrated with the fruit. The texture is dense and elegant at the same time. Suggestions of creamy vanilla and exotic spice flavors emer...
Last bottle enjoyed Xmas 2014 with Eddie and Giovanni and Domenic. Deep color all the way to the ends - sign of the aging. Color is slightly more dull and murky. Long finish. Cinnamon, charcoal, limestone, chocolate. Very complex
Almost as velvety as the 2000
Excellent in 2011!!!
Ken's Wine Guide(2004 Vintage) This wine recently won a blind tasting of High End wines that we conducted. This wine stood out for its "Poetry to the Panel." This opaque dark red wine opens with a lovely and inviting crème de ca...
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage) "Full-blown, ripe and rich, with intense and sharply focused dried currant, wild berry and blackberry fruit that's still fairly tannic at this stage. Ends with a long, persistent finish. Best from 2010 through 2015. 33,900 cases made. - JL"
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) "A showy young wine that's smooth, rich and concentrated. Delivers firm, intense yet supple layers of currant, cedar, toasty, cedary oak and tannins that firm up, offering hints of mineral, sage and dusty berry. Best from 2009 through 2013. 32,344 cases made."
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06