(2011 Vintage) It possesses a deep ruby/purple color along with notes of cranberry sauce, black cherries, black currants, dusty, loamy soil, unsmoked cigar tobacco and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied and rich with light tannins as well as a textured mouthfeel.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2001 Vintage) 10% Merlot; 8% Cabernet Franc; 4% Malbec; 2% Petit Verdot. Even with the fairly attractive first fruit notes and complex array of characteristics on display here, this wine is surprisingly short on real depth and density in both nose and mouth. Its curt tannins lend structure while adding to the slight dryness that emerges as the wine finishes.
Robert Parker(2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2005
Wine Enthusiast(2001 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 00/00/0
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 00/00/0