(From 2001 Vintage) Bright, floral, blueberry, cherry jam fruits, the nose features hints of dusty wild blueberries, floral notes, vanilla and spicy oak. On the palate, this wine is classic Cabernet Sauvignon with cassis, cherry and plum fruits. It possesses a full bodied, rich, creamy palate with round, supple, chocolaty tannins with hints of mocha.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2001 Vintage) 18% Cabernet Franc; 7% Petit Verdot. Obvious ripeness rather than well-defined fruit is the main motif of this soft and slightly fleshy wine, and, while it toys with a sense of richness, its lack of brightness and its dulling drift to dryness keep it solidly in the ranks of fairly average Cabernet.
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/04
Wine Enthusiast(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast