(2004 Vintage) Don't let glow-in-the dark orange livery fool you: this is elegant, pretty, restrained rose champagne with a salmon hue and a spicy red cherry, raspberry and red liquorice palate, finishing long and dry.
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/2009
Wine EnthusiastRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 12/15/2003
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesNot always consistent over the years, this latest version is young yet rich, fruity yet layered and a bit narrow yet deep enough to be convincing. More than that, it impresses today for its foamy, mouthfilling bubbles and long, lemony aftertaste. It can stand a bit of bottle age to gain a more rounded and complex patina, and, whether enjoyed now or later, it will be at home with either of platter of fresh-shucked oysters.