(From 2011 Vintage) The glass with tobacco, grilled herbs, smoke, incense and plums melding together in this soft, beautifully textured. Sage, rosemary, lavender, licorice and menthol add complexity to a core of dark plum and cherries.
(From 1994 Vintage) Saturated medium ruby to the rim. Multidimensional, intensely spicy nose combines black plum, black cherry, black raspberry, chocolate mint, coffee and cedar. Fat, thick, dense and impressively deep; ...
Robert Parker(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 94+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/22/2010
Robert Parker(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 92+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/22/2011
Wine Spectator(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 1999 Vintage) 72% Cabernet Sauvignon; 25% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 1% Petit Verdot. The better half of the grapes picked on Monte Bello Ridge has gone into this very special wine. Its aromas are a rich and enticing blend of currant, root beer, black cherries and caramelized vanilla beans with complexing notes of sweet spice and toast. Medium-full in body and balanced by firming acids, the wine is elegant and layered on the palate with a firm acidy edge in the finish. Still, it is a wholly lovely bottling tha...