(2002 Vintage) Allspice accents highlight smoky boysenberry and dried cherry aromas. A supple tannic backbone preserves bright fruit flavors enhanced by a kiss of oak. Try with spicy grilled ribs or paella.
This wine opens with aromas of black olive, boysenberry, dark fruit and dried herbs. Rich and inviting on the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with berry and cherry flavors with a hint of tobacco. The wine finishes with a hint of cherry. FOOD PAIRINGS roasted chicken with sautéed wild mushrooms, herb-crusted fish, pork loin with parmesan risotto.
Wine Advocate(1992 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 96 on Dec-94
Wine Spectator(1992 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/95
Wine Spectator(1985 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/88
Wine Advocate(1997 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/00