(2007 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by on 05/06/2011
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/12/2013
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2003 Vintage) It is not unusual for the Chateau to produce wines that are tight and unforthcoming in their youth, but this one, in addition to its lack of generosity at first glance, lacks generosity at second and third glances. Its initial softness on the palate does not open it up now, and nothing about the wine convinces us that it will find much more charm over time.
International Wine Cellar(2003 Vintage) Medium ruby-red. Highly nuanced nose combines currant, chocolate, dried flowers and sexy nutty oak. Sweet, silky and rich; lush and seamless. Captivating red berry and milk chocolate flavors are complemented by perfumed notes of herbs and licorice. Finishes impressively horizontal, with ripe, palate-dusting tannins.