(From 2004 Vintage) "This wine is made from lots selected for their complexity of flavors and supple tannins. The blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon for complexity and fullness of tannins. The wine was lightly fined then carefully racked and bottled unfiltered. Round and harmonious in its youth, this wine will reward a few years of cellaring with nuances of aroma that only time in the bottle provides." -Winery
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2004 Vintage) 22% Cabernet Sauvignon. Restrained in reach in both its quietly oaked aromas and narrow, comparatively simple, loosely cherry-like flavors, this wine shows a quick touch of tactile roundness before running headlong into drying tannins that steer it well wide of varietal expectations.
Wine Enthusiast(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
Wine & Spirits(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on May-06
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2003 Vintage) With its aromatic mix of ripe black-cherries and subtle tea-leaf herbaceousness, this well-defined Merlot puts a good first foot forward, but its initial suppleness is interrupted by curt tannins in the latter going, and its likeable fruit fades just a bit en route to a slightly austere finish.