(2006 Vintage) Concentrated, lovely aromas of blackberry, blueberry and cassis. The mouthfeel is luscious and full withcontinued flavors of blackberry, cassis, black cherry with a suggestion of vanilla, coconut and cedar. The soft, round tannins and understated acidity of this wine complement the bright fruit characters to create a balanced Cabernet Sauvignon approachable now or worthy of cellaring for at least 10–15 years.
pepper oak nose with front flavor. heavy on the alcohol. back flavor was lacking. mediocre wine.
lots of blueberry notes and taste, some spice. definitely need to decant 30+ to elevate it
no harsh notes. smooth. not complex enough for price. nice strong finish tho.
one of George's favorites!
good. would buy again.
- over 3 years
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/10/2012
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/06.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2002 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06.
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03
Wine Advocate(1999 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03