(2004 Vintage) The balance, the acidity and the seductive perfumes promise plenty. So does the structure, just hinting at bitterness, a function of its youthfulness.
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/23/2013
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 91-93 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) 50% Merlot; 40% Cabernet Sauvignon; 7% Cabernet Franc; 3% Petit Verdot. Here is a well-ripened and solidly filled wine that in many ways bridges the gap between the old and new worlds. Its concentrated, plum and black currant themes are framed by sweet oak and glimmers of chocolate are scattered throughout its length. Its ample tannins are buffered by plenty of fruit stuffing, and its exemplary balance guarantees five to ten years of real improvement.
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Bright ruby-red. Dark berries, sweet cherry, licorice and sexy oak on the vibrant nose. Dense, juicy and light on its feet, with intense, sharply delineated dark berry flavors complemented by oak. Finishes clean and persistent, with suave, palate-dusting tannins and lingering berry fruit. This subtly complex and lively wine is a major outperformer for its appellation.
Wine & Spirits(2006 Vintage) International Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer (2009) - 90 February 2010