Tight, earthy and unusually tannic for this wine, with fresh earth, mineral and dried currant fruit shaded by a dill-coconut flavor.
(2006) built around creamy mocha, cedary oak and dill flavors, with dried currant, sage and underbrush notes. full bodied and balanced, this smoothes out on the finish where it gains a black licorice and mineral edge. decant. source: WS
great nose...vanilla and bright fruit; smooth and flavorful on the pallate. unfortunately no finish exceptdry. would like more on the back
July 2010 backyard for drew's bday very smooth for a cab
Wine Advocate(1983 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
Wine Spectator(1983 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/87
International Wine Cellar(1999 Vintage) Rating: 89-92 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 102, May/June 2002. (with 8% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 3% petit verdot) Rich, full nose combines roasted currant, cedar, spice box, chocolate mint, coconut and smoky oak, along with a lightly leafy quality. The lushest and fullest wine of this tasting, with the most harmonious combination of fruit and acidity. Dense but firm and nicely delineated. Finishes with fine, spreading tannins that coat the mouth and teeth.
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage)