(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
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2002 Vintage) Here is a big, beautifully ripened, definitively varietal opus that is brimming with deep, well-extracted fruit and decked out with a full measure of very sweet oak. Its precise focus and its wholly impeccable balance place it at the forefront of the pack, and it never once hints at heaviness or heat. While fairly tannic, it is not in the least tough, and its essential juiciness perseveres to the end. Those with a taste for young Cabernet will find lots to like even now, but the real beauty of th...