91 points

2820 Wine Co. 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

Redolent of cassis, blackberry, herbs, anise, smoke and toasty oak aromas, the wine fans out gracefully on the palate to reveal more layers of equally well-defined fruit. Tannins are soft and round, finishing moderately with a clean freshness.

 — J.M.   Published 12/1/2001
88 points

2820 Wine Co. 1999 Tain't Hermitage Syrah (Napa Valley)

Some reviewers say this Syrah is "ripe" and "plush"; others call it "a fruit bomb." Whatever panelists’ varying views about its balance, we all agree that it’s pleasing and easy to drink. Juicy blueberry and blackberry flavors wear only a light dusting of black pepper and minerals; pie dough-meets-oak aromas…

 — W.E.   Published 11/1/2001