(1996 Vintage) This wine shows a deep garnet hue in the glass. Rich black cherry, dampson plums and cedar aromas play on the nose. Ripe cherries and oak blend nicely on the palate while the firm yet elegant structure indicates a wine of some longevity.
Drank with the neighbors after A Pairing of Art and Wine on 11/05/10. Too drunk to remember it. The next night though, I drank. WOW!!!! "This Merlot is voluptuous and evocative with full lingering flavors and ripe tannins." Thick heavy and full of flavor. it was excellent. One of the best ever.
Wine Spectator(1993 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/96
International Wine Cellar(1998 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar