Cassis and red currant aromas give way to some dusty cedar and notes of Indianspice; classic Gruaud Larose! There is an upfront sweetness to the palate witha deep core of black fruit that is guided and honed by fine drying tannins. Theacidity is in perfect balance, suggesting this will age superbly. (Adam Bilbey - Fine Wine Sales Executive -Oct-08 )
Moderately saturated red-ruby. Currant and plum aromas along with strong cedary oak. Juicy, minerally and sweet, with very good energy to the subtly intense fruit and nutty oak flavors. Finishes with ...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines60% Cabernet Sauvignon; 30% Merlot; 6% Cabernet Franc; 3% Petit Verdot; 1% Malbec. This curious offering is at once both ripe and slightly herbal in tone with a bias to softness in balance. It never musters more than minimal fruit and comes up a bit dilute on the palate, and we have our doubts about its ability to improve with aging.
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07