(2007 Vintage) 94 Points - Wine Spectator + #14 on Wine Spectators Top 100 Wines of 2009: Ripe, fleshy and generous, but not nearly over the top, with gorgeous cherry, pomegranate, black olive and bay leaf flavors arching beautifully and swirling through the long, supple finish. Best from 2010 through 2017.
Deep red with black to purple hues
The 2007 Bellas Garden is vibrant and focused, the characters continually evolving. Aromas of red currants, read more...cherries and subtle lavender, followed by chocolate, char, hints of crème anglaise, spice, earth
The wine is full of rich red fruits, cloves and earthy notes, supported by fine tannins and elegant oak. The long palate is full of generous fruit and remains focused as it evenly tightens to a long balanced finish with fresh acidity.
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/19/2014
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/20/2014