"This perennial knock-out is excellent again. It has maple coffee and other wood-driven aromatics. The mouth is like a bowl of black plums mixed with mocha coffee and bitter chocolate. And the finish is ultrasmooth with light but welcome intrusions of vanilla. In a perfect world it could use at least two to three years of aging."
Wine Enthusiast, Best of the Year 2002
"Impresssive aromas of mineral mint and berries follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate with velvety tannins and a long finish. Always well-done. Merlot Cabernet and Sangiovese. Best after 2003."