(From 2008 Vintage) Open fruit, rich, lush and layered, serving up a complex mix of plum, blackberry, black licorice and spices. Full-bodied and supple-textured, ending with a long, persistent finish that keeps repeating the core flavor themes.
"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!!!
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