Sight: Deep garnet, with hints of mahogany and biscuit, signs of aging. Smell: The nose is complex. Notes of blackcurrant and plum appear in turn, followed by secondary aromas of spices, like cinnamon, and roasted notes of charred wood. Taste: Forthright flavor revealing the incredible finesse of well-rounded, perfectly balanced tannins. Roasted notes and ripe fruit on the palate. Balanced, full-bodied finish.
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/23/2013
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 91-93 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) 50% Merlot; 40% Cabernet Sauvignon; 7% Cabernet Franc; 3% Petit Verdot. Here is a well-ripened and solidly filled wine that in many ways bridges the gap between the old and new worlds. Its concentrated, plum and black currant themes are framed by sweet oak and glimmers of chocolate are scattered throughout its length. Its ample tannins are buffered by plenty of fruit stuffing, and its exemplary balance guarantees five to ten years of real improvement.
Wine & Spirits(2006 Vintage) International Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer (2009) - 90 February 2010
Wine Advocate(2006 Vintage) Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07