"Aromas of blackberry, meat and earth follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a rich finish. Decadent, balanced and very approachable already." Wine Spectator 91 Points
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesFairly complex and nicely fruited, but not among the deeper or the concentrated of the 2005s, this silky and relatively mannerly wine shows elements of cherries, cassis, tobacco and a touch of earth in both scent and taste. It picks up an edge of last-minute tannins, but it is comparatively easy to taste now and does not demand lengthy time in the cellar.
Wine SpectatorRating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
Wine & SpiritsRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08