(From 2011 Vintage) This elegantly balanced wine is deep and dark with a purple hue. Aromas of black currant and black cherry combine seamlessly with sweet notes of oak. The palate is ripe and soft, with pronounced blackberry and a hint of spice, lush tannins and sweet, subtle oak. Black currant builds on the finish.
(From 2010 Vintage) This elegantly balanced wine offers a bright crimson hue and enchanting aromas of red cherry liqueur, cedar box and faint black currant. The palate is filled with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, cassis and plum supported by fine-grained tannins leading to a long, supple finish.
Wine Spectator(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/97
Wine Spectator(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2002 Vintage) Direct ripe-cherry fruitiness is met by suggestions of chocolate and a fair measure of creamy oak here, and, by all counts the wine makes a fairly good start. It runs afoul of overly prominent tannins at the finish, however, and its fruit stalls out to dryness and scant heat.