The wine is exceptionally dense and concentrated yet supple, with fine integrated tannins and a lingering finish reminiscent of wet granite or slate. The wine is elegant, rich and balanced now, but still reserved; it will continue to evolve in complexity and age in the manner of the classic Eisele Vineyard cabernets.
"I had inserted this wine in a blind tasting. I did not know where it would appear, but I knew it would be in the tasting, and I was able to pick it out when it was served. However, the rest of the tasters thought it was a large-scaled Bordeaux from the Medoc. This magnificent California Cabernet offers that exciting blend of power and elegance. The opaque purple color is followed by copious quantities of sweet, mineral, licorice, floral-laden, blackcurrant fruit, full body, exceptional purity, good underlying, well-integrated acidity and tannin, and a whoppingly long finish. Typical of many top California wines, it combines magnificent richness and ripeness with a sense of gracefulness and complexity. Although young, it is soft enough to be enjoyed."
The Wine Advocate