(2001 Vintage) A superb, full-throttle, St.-Emilion-like effort built in a Napa Valley style. It is full-bodied, with an inky-purple color as well as beautiful aromas of Asian spice, incense, crème de cassis, licorice, and toasty oak. This complex, ripe, rich red reveals supple tannin and an explosive, voluptuous, mid-palate and finish. This glorious 2001 can be drunk now or cellared for 12-16 years.
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/08
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03