(2008 Vintage) (WA 90-93) This estate has been fashioning terrific wines over recent vintages, and the 2008 is an opulent, dense purple-hued effort displaying sweet creme de cassis fruit intermixed with hints of tapenade, licorice, and roasted herbs. It exhibits fabulously pure fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a flamboyant, almost exotic richness. Very ripe, pure, and long, this will be a wine to drink young, but given past examples, it should be capable of lasting 15-20 years. It is a fabulous sleeper of the vintage.
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/20/2013
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
Wine Advocate(2006 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage) Rating: 89-91 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/05