"The 1999 Merlot Napa (4% Cabernet Sauvignon is included in the blend) is a knockout effort. It exhibits a saturated purple color as well as a sweet perfume of black cherry liqueur, smoke, cola, and earth. The wine is lavishly fruity, medium to full-bodied, low in acidity, pure, and sexy. It will drink beautifully for 10-12 years."
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate