Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2007!
This wine is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc which was aged in new French oak for 22 months prior to bottling in July 2006.
The 2004 vintage resulted in wines that have stunning aromas, flavors and texture. Juicy blueberries, blackberries, violets, cocoa, and minerals coat the palate with complex layers adding notes of wood smoke and Asian spice. This wine will mature nicely over the next 7-8 years and continue to age gracefully for at least another 10-20 years thereafter.
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International Wine CellarRating: 93-96 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 129, November/December 2006 (with 3% merlot and 1% cabernet franc) Medium ruby. Aromas of cassis, black rasperry, smoke, mocha, coffee and tobacco; still a bit suppressed by SO2 Sweeter and fatter today than the 2003, with a distinct chocolatey flavor, but in its muted state this lacks the high notes of the earlier vintage and shows less obvious spine. But the terrific breadth of the wine is already obvious, a...
Wine AdvocateRating: 99/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 172
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator