Aromas of dried herb, bay leaf, spice, dried flowers and dark fruit are followed by tart, spritely cranberry and cherry flavors. It possesses a real sense of freshness and elegance.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) 84% Cabernet Sauvignon; 8% Merlot; 6% Petit Verdot; 2% Malbec. Steering ever so slightly to herbs, dusty earth and a bit of pencil-box spice and away from immediate fruit, this deep and quietly complex effort conveys a sense of refinement and claret-like grace while hinting at potency at the same time. Its seeming reserve holds it in good stead for development, and we would not be at all surprised to see it improve for upwards of a decade or more.
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage)
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