From a vineyard in Rutherford, this wine expresses the heart and soul of the appellation. Intensely beautiful aromas of black currants, rich, thick and fine tannins, and soft acids are framed in beautiful oak. Soft and gentle in the mouth, but with an authority that affirms itself on the long, fine finish. Spectacular. —S.H.
Smells and tastes classy, with that powerful cassis and new oak one-two punch that’s hard to resist. Has ripe flavors of currants, minty chocolate and vanilla, just delicious, wrapped in a super soft texture of sweet tannins.
Very ripe and classic in the sweet black currant, red cherry, cassis and fine smoky oak flavors and rich, gentle tannins. Very generous in flavor and mouthfeel. A little soft, and drinking well right now. Defines elegance and richness.
Starts with that telltale pedigree aroma of perfectly ripe blackcurrant and cassis complexed with fine smoky oak. In the mouth, soft and gentle, immediately likeable, with ripe, forward flavors. Decadent and delicious, but may be too soft for aging. Drink now.
From the smoky, spicy nose through the spicy apple notes in the mouth, this bottling has an intriguing earth and mineral streak from start to finish. Medium-bodied, the wine offers some lemon and mineral tang and a lot of smoky oak on the finish.
Made from 100% Cabernet, this young wine was showing some tough, hard tannins in July 2007. It’s clean and dry, but doesn’t quite have the fruity stuffing for the long haul. Drink now.