90-92 Barrel sample. The slight stalky character of this wine is part of a style that works. The ripeness is a streak through the tannins, with acidity giving an already delicious lift of freshness.
89-91. Barrel sample. Initially hard edged, this wine evolves to show a more accessible, fruity character. There is weight here, powered by fruit tannins and a solid texture on the finish.
86–88. Barrel sample. This is a very dense and solid wine—structured and hard around the edges. The juicy freshness shows, although reluctantly, giving a wine that is extracted and on the tough side.