Wine Spectator Top Wines of 2003! "The brooding, densely ripe 2003 feels richer and bigger than the 2001 or 1998, yet the weight is perfectly supported by its tannic structure. Velvety flavors of blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and clove are gripping and focused. As lovely as this is now, it will be even more expressive with another five years in the cellar." -Wine & Spirits
Wine Spectator"Tight at first, but quickly picks up steam in the glass, with dark cherry, plum, tobacco, pepper, mineral and hot stone notes pumping through the long, fruit- and terroir-filled finish. Really fleshes out nicely, with velvety tannins that are atypical in '03. Drink now through 2020. 17,000 cases made."
International Wine CellarRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-06.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.