This wine opens with perfumed aromas of black cherry and raspberry, spicy plum and violets. On the palate, blueberry, plum, cassis and earthy notes converge around a fresh core of bright acidity and plush tannin lending this wine structure, vitality and grace. There is precision in the expression of fruit and an elegant yet ample succulent structure that progresses to a finish that is long and lasting with hints of blueberries, spiced cherries, exotic incense and fresh rose petals.
fantastic raspberry nose; surprisingly dry; blend of 5 vineyards; dry, flower petal finis
disappointing. burnt nose, complex with nice finish, but drank more like a 50-60 wine
great nose, dark red fruits, brash, some texture, green finish, tannic.
berry smooth long finish
Wine Advocate(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 143 on Oct-02
Wine Advocate(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 133 on Feb-01
Wine Spectator(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/96
Wine Spectator(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator