Flavors and aromas of black cherry, cedar, lavender and vanilla. Round and full-bodied, with soft, fine-grained tannins.
95 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate:
"The full-bodied 2005 Perry’s Blend (88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) is a combination of estate fruit and purchased grapes. It is a wine of extraordinary elegance and precision, displaying a sweet, expansive nose of spring flowers, black currants, and hints of blueberries as well as crushed rocks. An ethereal lightness and overall harmony give the wine a Bordeaux-like framework. It possesses terrific purity and depth, and a sweetness to the tannin that suggests it can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years." (Dec. 2008)
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
Robert Parker(2002 Vintage) "The 2002 Perry's Blend (62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot) exhibits aromas of white flowers, blueberries, black currants, and a hint of wood. Possessing medium to full body, terrific fruit purity, and admirable symmetry as well as elegance, this powerful red wine should drink well for 10-15 years." "As I have written before, Carolyn and Perry Butler have quickly made Juslyn one of the finest sources of top quality wine on Spring Mountain. They pla...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2002 Vintage) 62% Cabernet Sauvignon; 34% Cabernet Franc; 3% Merlot; 1% Petit Verdot. The preferred sibling of the Juslyn triplets, this one is rich and reasonably fruity with notes of chocolate and creamy oak in support. Full on the palate and a touch dry from tannin, it will round out with a half decade in the bottle or can serve with roasts and steaks in the nearer term.
International Wine Cellar(2002 Vintage) Good medium ruby. Cassis, black cherry and cedary oak on the nose. Broad and ripe but not especially sweet, with energetic flavors of blackberry, truffle and game. Finishes with broad, serious tannins. Also tasted: 2002 Red Wine Spring Mountain District.