(2001 Vintage) The color is a very deep ruby red color. Look for sun thickened black cherry and cassis stock reduction type aromas, accompanied by licorice and toasted fresh sawn oak and cedar. All these aromas are packed into a box of sweet, floral scents reminiscent of garden Violets at evening time. The flavor is very thick of sweet ripe red fruits, silky smooth on the tongue. The freshness of the fruit flavors carry all the way through to the end without a dip in the middle palate. This wine is Tannin rich,...
Wine Advocate(1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 136 on Aug-01
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/01
Wine Spectator(2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/10/2012