(2005 Vintage) Number 5 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2007! Dense purple red almost black. A powerful nose of ripe plums and succulent blackberries laced with a hint of cedar spice. Bella's as always shows amazing depth and power whilst maintaining an elegant fruit purity. Matured in all French oak, the majority being seasoned barrels, allowing the fruit to do the talking with only the merest hint of cedar oak to support the ripe plum and mulberry flavors. Finely woven tannins produce a long linear wine...
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/19/2014
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/20/2014