A classic expression of Napa Valley Cabernet at its best: Remarkably rich and concentrated. Tantalizing entry - almost sweet with blackberry essence, it evolves into a plush, mouth filling compote of black fruit, beautifully integrated with woodsy and mineral notes, mocha, tobacco and clove. For all its volume the delivery is surprisingly fresh and supple, with a long, mocha-infused finish.
This wine has everything we love about Oakville cabernet sauvignon: a dense, mid-palate richness, complexity and a deliciously long finish. Dark red cherry fruit joins sinfully deep mocha flavors that finish with a spicy note of black pepper.
Wine Advocate(1995 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/10/2012