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An impressive blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, and 5% Merlot, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill reveals some elevated toasty oak in the nose, but the fruit quality, richness, and overall intensity suggest the wood will be absorbed completely in another 3-4 years. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by an oaky nose revealing scents of blue fruits, black currants, licorice, and spice box. This full-bodied Cabernet possesses sweet fruit, good integration of acidity and tannin, and a long finish. Give it another two years in the bottle, and drink it over the following 12-15.
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unbelievable eloquence, full of dark fruit with along clean finish, well balanced. drink now - can't get much better.
Our group did a big cab tasting dinner this past week and this was the clear winner among most going up against a Maiden 04, Colgin Tychson Hill 04, Dalla Valle 97, Dominus 90, Montelena 94 and a Leonetti Reserve.
This drinks like a grand Bordeaux, still lots of fruit but maturing very nicely and probably could go a lot longer. A real finesse wine ripe with berries, vanilla, subtle oak. They hit this one out of the park.
Billy the Kid