(2003 Vintage) This wine is well-balanced and quitecomplex. You'll find layers of plums, black cherries and other stone fruits,set off by tannins more enticing than what you'd normally expect in a Merlot.This wine brings out the best in grilledgame and fish, as well as with other bold dishes like stews andextravagantly seasoned red-sauce pastas.
Wine Enthusiast(2003 Vintage) "Try sneaking this into your next wine group blind tasting. It might turn some heads. It shows the ripe, polished cherry, plum, sage, carob and licorice flavors of the finest Merlots, with rich, finely ground tannins, and finishes dry. With a drop of Cabs Sauvignon and Franc, it has true complexity. "