(2007 Vintage) The 2007 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black currant, star anise and wild mint. Plush flavors of blackberry, cardamom and bittersweet cocoa are accented by mouth-coating tannins and a luscious finish.
Tried with James Suckling Jan 2011. Amongst top 2 (of 8) we tried that night with Kapcsandy. Ripe, balanced fruit (raisins/sultanas), medium acidit, long finish. More complex and yet clean/balanced than other Cabs we tried that night
Smoothe on the pallet, great finish, low acidity/tannens, great with red meats and sea food
95 pts. full-bodied, velvety texture. hints of chocolate, bay leaf, licorice.
Excellent smooth merlot! Buy more!
Soft on the pallet. Not strong. :)
This is one of my favorite reds
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Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
International Wine Cellar(2002 Vintage) Good full ruby-red. Sexy aromas of currant and dark chocolate. Compellingly sweet and densely packed, with lovely vinosity giving shape to the flavors of dark berries, cedar and minerals. Very fine-grained and very long on the palate, with the tannins perfectly buffered by the wine's material. This wine, mostly from Steinhauer and St. Helena fruit, went into the barrel in January of 2003 and remained there for two years, undisturbed except for a monthly topping-up. Has the balance to offer consid...