(2009 Vintage) A wine with a beautiful dark color, with purple reflections. On the nose, we are seduced by the intensity and the purity of the fruit, by the discrete perception of the aromas coming from the ageing in barrels, by the touch of velvet that bring so much complexity. On the palate, the charm continue to operate. The wine is perfectly balanced, fleshy, round, structured, but still dominated by this finese and precision that makes it accessible. The finish is long with hints of sweetness, fruit paste, and sweet spices.
Elegant for the vintage, with a silky texture to the raspberry, boysenberry and plum fruit, all layered with sweet spice, mesquite and fruitcake notes. Has a long, supple finish. Drink now through 2020. 13,750 cases made. –JM Score 91 - Wine Spectator
charcoal smell and taste give way to dark berries.
Wine Spectator(2013 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/16/2014
Robert Parker(2013 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
Planet Grape(2012 Vintage) Rich, well-balanced and lightly chewy with notes of strawberry, cherry, tar, terracotta, red rose, black pepper and cedar.
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/12/2013
Wine Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/01