89 points

Hidden Valley 2000 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon (Stellenbosch)

More herbal than other Stellenbosch offerings, but this wine has plenty of Cabernet character, including tobacco and dark berry aromas. Chewy in the mouth, the palate delivers charred wood, berry fruit, tobacco, spice and eucalyptus flavors. Complex, despite subtle green-bean notes. This is a wine to enjoy now…

 — M.D.   Published 7/1/2006
84 points

Hidden Valley 2003 Hidden Agenda Red (Stellenbosch)

Smooth and simple, this wine comes on strong with dark red berry flavors then fades quickly. Solid tannins and a bit of sweetness add to the mouthfeel, but aromas of red berry and clay are marred by the smell of band-aid.

 — M.D.   Published 7/1/2006
83 points

Hidden Valley 2001 Limited Release Pinotage (Stellenbosch)

Though the wine has aromas of roasted meat, dark berry, and clove, it lacks weight on the palate. Oak flavors overpower the fading berry fruit flavors. Drink up. Imported by Southern Starz,

 — M.D.   Published 5/1/2006