International Wine Cellar(2003 Vintage) Good dark red. Captivating nose combines red fruits, tobacco, iron, tree bark and flowers; like a hypothetical blend of sangiovese and Bandol. Sweet and creamy but juicy, with lovely inner-mouth energy and spice character. Very tactile, elegant wine with insinuating persistence. I'm not sure I would have picked this as coming from the New World.
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05