(From 1999 Vintage) A Spectator Selection! This Merlot has aromas of plum, black currant and a hint of cedar and brown spice that comes from aging in French oak barrels. The tannins are round and soft, and gently frame a concentrated flavor profile of blackberries, plums and sweet oak. This Merlot, blended with the two Cabernets, is very ripe, well-structured and will age quite nicely.
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Wine Buyer(From 2005 Vintage) Deep ruby in color, this concentrated Alexander Valley Merlot offers classic aromas of ripe black plum, blueberry and currant. The core of vibrant fruit balances nicely with the soft, round tannins cr...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on May-06
Wine & Spirits(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/07
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/03
Wine Enthusiast(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast