(From 2008 Vintage) Beautifully crafted, rich, intense and powerful, yet supple, graceful and polished, offering a generous core of spicy blackberry, black licorice, wild berry and light cedary notes. Full-bodied and expressive.
"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...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesAbsolutely awash in oak of the very richest and most attractive kind, this deeply constituted young Cabernet Sauvignon is also as precise in fruit as any of the wines tasted this month, and it is made even more attractive by its wonderfully supple feel and sense of careful polish. It is very long on the palate and finished with fine-grained tannins buttressing a surfeit of succulent fruit. It is almost too much of a good thing right now, and, while it can only get better with age, leaving it to s...
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/03