A dense plum/purple color is followed by a supple, evolved, medium-bodied wine revealing an elegant bouquet of red and black currants, charcoal, toast and earth. Enjoy this impressive 2008 over the next 12-15 years.
(From 2004 Vintage) "Wonderful aromas of raspberry and currant. Full-bodied, with refined, silky tannins and a long aftertaste. Beautiful and tender. Best after 2009."Wine Spectator 90 pointsMouton continues to improve on this neighboring property just to the south, where it's created a delicious 2004. The texture is succulent and velvet-soft, the flavors black, shot through with a brighter red-berry aroma. It's juicy and ready to drink with steak frites; this should grow more complex over the next several years....
Wine Spectator(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
Wine & Spirits(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
Robert Parker(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 171
Wine Advocate(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2005 Vintage) Given its vintage and the success of its neighbors, this slightly underfilled offering must be considered as something of disap-pointnment. Narrow and fairly tight-fisted, but never suggesting that it has the fruit that will allow it to blossom with time, it is instead a bit thin and fades away early.