A classic expression of Napa Valley Cabernet at its best: Remarkably rich and concentrated. Tantalizing entry - almost sweet with blackberry essence, it evolves into a plush, mouth filling compote of black fruit, beautifully integrated with woodsy and mineral notes, mocha, tobacco and clove. For all its volume the delivery is surprisingly fresh and supple, with a long, mocha-infused finish.
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Medium red-ruby. Aromas of black cherry, currant, menthol, licorice, minerals and tobacco, plus a whiff of superripeness. Plump, broad and smooth, with an early sweetness making this accessible from the outset. Combines good weight and freshness.
Wine Advocate(1995 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/10/2012