(From 2006 Vintage) Dark ruby, french merlot style, dense, round, dry figs and plums taste Medium retro taste.
Bright ruby-red. Complex nose melds dark berries, dark cherry, black licorice, black olive and smoked meat; jammy without being cooked. Suave, sweet and tactile, with more lift in the middle palate th...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesBlack cherries, a bit of raspberry and creamy oak come together nicely in the concentrated aromas and dense, fairly direct flavors of this rich, and ripe-leaning wine. Fat and fleshy on entry, with a good bit of tannin firming things up at the end, the wine is a bit monochromatic at this point in time and clearly commends time in the cellar. Beneath its ripeness and sweet oak, however, there are signs of complexity to come, and while three or four years of patience will be of real help here, a ha...
Wine SpectatorRating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/05
Robert ParkerRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 168
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06