Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2003 Vintage) 10% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc. The powerful and seemingly bottomless fruit of this opulent young Cabernet is the stuff of show-stopping success, and the rich oak and complex touches of herbs and earth that are laced through it make a very good thing that much better. A real powerhouse in terms of stuffing and size, the wine successfully balances a scant bit of finishing heat against exceptional extract, and never once does its give in to simple-minded ripeness. There are tannins enough to keep it...
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
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