(From 2007 Vintage) The 2007 Poetry combines elegance with power. Layered and full-bodied with an ethereal lightness as well as touches of oak and tannin, it is gorgeously pure and textured yet striking.
(From 2012 Vintage) An elegant blend of gravelly loam and violets soar in the glass and intertwine with layers of blackberry and cassis. Integrated and focused notes of graphite, smoked cardamom, and dark chocolate fill out the upper register of aromas and are repeated on the palate. Flavors of dry aged steak and black truffles complement the elegant texture and full body. The gravel, loam, and graphite flavors reflect the terroir and allure of this legendary vineyard.
full nose of ripe red fruits, cherries with cedar finish--extremely inviting. Full-bodied but complex, with red fruits enhanced by soft tannins. Lingering finish. Big cab that needs a steak pairing. Could age for 10+ years.
Holy crap. Good balance for the amount of alcohol. Quintessential Napa no doubt. Waiting to see what happens overnight.
Wine Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/16/2011