Rating for United States-California: 96 (excellent)
Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now
Community Tasting Notes (average 88.6 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 10 notes) - hiding notes with no text
Fragrant spices lift through layers of dark cherries and black cassis, developing an intense perfume of licorice, cocoa powder and black pepper when swirled. With great length and breadth, the fruit spans across the broad palate, matched by espresso, vanilla, and anise.
Wine & Spirits(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine