(2005 Vintage) It is a dark purple in colour, with hints of purplish blue when young. After a few years, or even decades for the best vintages, its colour softens and becomes ruby red with hints of amber.
DecanterRating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Quite meaty, violety bouquet, shows elegance and class. Some sophistication on palate, smooth and ripe and very Pauillac. Good length, fine wine. Drink 2008-17. (17.25 points)
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Apr-06.