(2001 Vintage) Number 43 of Wine Spectator's 2003 Top 100 Wines! "Big wine, but so reined and sleek, it comes across as delicate on the palate. Plenty of finely tuned oak, with vanilla, chocolate and mocha aromas that blend into the sweet red and blackberry to produce a classy and satiny wine that is surprisingly aristocratic for this appellation. Like a charming red Burgundy from chambolle-musgny. Drink now through 2010." -P.M., The Wine Spectator, August 31, 2002
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) "Ripe, showing lots of raspberry, blackberry and licorice flavors, with solid minerality and notes of tobacco and roasted herb. The long, fleshy, smoky finish shows fine acidity. Drink now through 2015. 3,000 cases imported."
Wine & Spirits(2004 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/08
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 163 on Feb-06