Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) There is a lot to like early on here as the wine leads with intense aromas of smoked meats, white pepper and very deep, black-berry fruit, and it picks up the same traits on the palate before showing more than a few youthful angles and edges. Happily, its hard-charging fruit never skips a beat even as things toughen and tighten up at the finish. What in a lesser wine might have been limiting acidity is here the stuff of fine balance, and there are no doubts in our minds that the wine's lifeline w...
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: (94-96) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
Wine Spectator(2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2014
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/21/2013