The 1997 vintage of this wine was ranked #3 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2000
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot.
The 2007 vintage is a big, ripe cabernet sauvignon. It balances the deep flavors of cassis, blackberry and raspberry with the chewy, ripe tannins and sweet toasty oak. The Malbec and Petit Verdot were added to the blend for complexity and flavor nuances. This is a wine to enjoy through 2022.
"A wonderful mix of spicy wild berry, black currant, sage and mineral flavors. Full-bodied and slow to unfold, but expansive, gaining depth and richness on the finish, with a grainy, minerally aftertaste. Drink now through 2019."
"Made in the modern style of extreme
ripeness, softness and deliciousness. Really
captivates for its wealth of cherry and raspberry
jam, ripe blackberry tart and oak-inspired vanilla
and butterscotch flavors. Hard to predict where
it’s going due to the softness, but it’s sure tasty now."