(From 1996 Vintage) This Merlot has remarkable concentration, depth and purity of red and black berry fruit, interlaced with nuances of spice and vanilla from oak. Rich and sensuous on the palate, this well-balanced wine complements a wide assortment of full-flavored pastas, meat and cheese dishes. Serve at cellar temperature. Alcohol 13.6%. Cellaring: excellent now through 2005.
Wine AdvocateRating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/05