Floral, leather, fresh earth and dried currant scents are firm and chewy in this full-bodied and structured red, with gripping tannins that end with a gravelly, pebbly aftertaste.
(From 2011 Vintage) Subtle hints of olive, cola, violet, leather, paprika, mocha and cedar are slowly revealed with each swirl and sip. Cocoa powder tannins, a signature of Rutherford Dust, contribute rich texture and grip to the expansive, dark-fruit flavors and long, persistent finish. These muscular tannins give the wine vibrancy while promising great ageing potential.
Ken's Wine Guide(From 2005 Vintage) We were at the Boston Wine Expo and had the opportunity to try this gem with winemaker Tom Rinaldi. This very dark opaque purple wine opens with a nice black cherry like bouquet with hints of mushro...
Wine & Spirits(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/08.
Wine Advocate(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03
Wine & Spirits(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine