(2003 Vintage) This wine exhibits fresh bell pepper, gooseberry and stone fruit aromas coupled with hints of tropical fruit and a subtle oak spiciness. The palate confirms the same stone fruit exhibited on the nose with a perceived sweetness from the ripeness of the fruit. A rich wine balanced by fresh acidity with a mineral, flinty note followed by spicy, vanilla components contributed from the barrel aging. To best appreciate the vibrant fruit flavors of this wine drink it young, although, it will cellar we...
Planet Grape(2014 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Planet Grape
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) Clean, fruity, pleasant, a bit limited in green pungency but not without reference to sweet grasses, this wine shows hints of fig to go with more obvious smells of melon. It is surprisingly round at the front of the palate but firms up well towards the latter half and finish.
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03