(From 2003 Vintage) Deep ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, black cherry, sweet butter and loam. Sweet, lush and sappy, with black cherry and graphite flavors offering very good definition and lift. Offers compelling sweetness ...
95 pts Wine Spectator, 93 pts International Wine Cellar. WS review: Has gained with age; still big, bold, ripe and expressive, with tiers of juicy plum, blackberry, chocolate brownie and espresso, yet for all its girth it's elegant and graceful, ending with a touch of kirsch. 2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). Drink now through 2019. 650 cases made.
WA 96 WS 95 RETROSPECTIVE 2011-WA 96
Robert Parker"The blockbuster 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon (a 650-case blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec) tips the scales at a lofty 15.1% alcohol, but it is neither hot nor heavy. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of espresso roast, melted licorice, fudge, creme de cassis, and blackberries. This low acid, full-bodied 2001 possesses tremendous intensity, a massive palate impression, and no trace of heaviness or heat from its high octane style. The ta...