Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesAt this point a patently inelegant wine, La Grange smells of new leather, tobacco and olives in addition to well-ripened currants, and it comes across as a fairly big and gutsy wine on the palate. It is weighed down with sizeable tannins and they prescribe at least a decade of aging, but fruit pushes through the finish and promises that cellaring will not be in vain.
Wine Spectator"Currant, mineral, plum and light toasty oak follow through to a full body, with ultrasilky tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is thoroughly beautiful. Superbalanced and very pretty. Best after 2011. 24,165 cases made."
Wine & SpiritsRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
Wine AdvocateRating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 164 on Apr-06