(From 2000 Vintage) Inviting aromas of black fruit blend with vanilla, violet and toasty oak notes. On the palate the Reserve Merlot is rich and full with mouth-filling flavors of cherry, vanilla and allspice. This wine is well structured with firm tannins leading to a lingering carob finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Nov-06.
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/05.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.
Wine EnthusiastRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.