"The 2003 Proprietary Red (86.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, aged in 100% new Taransaud barrels) is a killer. Deep ruby/purple-colored, with a big, smoky, fragrant nose of creme de cassis, smoked meats, plum, and licorice, it boasts great intensity, rich, full-bodied, powerful flavors, decent acidity, moderate tannin, and tremendous persistence. It has put on weight since I tasted it last year out of barrel, and should drink well for 15 or more years."
I was fortunate enough to visit a close friend of mine in South Carolina during the Master's week this year. We went out to dinner in Greenville and he brought twowines from his private celler for the table to share. After we all ( 3 of us, his wife doesn't drink the grape) finished the first bottle of Turley which pretty great too, he said wait until you see and taste the next one! I could tell the second it was poured out by it's deep purple color, that this was going to be the treat of the Master's trip! I have never tasted a Red wine so full bodied and easy to drink, that I was wishing we had another bottle waiting as back up! It's amazing I had to travel all the way across the U.S. to try this Napa Valley Propietary Red when the Winery is about and hour South West drive from me. I can see why this year has been sold out! Try to get your lips on a glass or better yet a bottle, because you'll definitely want as much of this as possible!