Wine Spectator | Rating: 86Austere yet well-structured, with a tight band of cedar, anise, mineral and dried currant fruit. The tannins are dry and cedary on the finish. The best of two bottles.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92This wine has drunk exceptionally well since its youth, and it continues to offer a dark ruby/purple/garnet color with no lightening at the edge. The flamboyant nose of jammy black fruits, tobacco, smoky oak, and coffee is intense and enjoyable. Fat, opulently-textured, super-concentrated, and lusty, this large-scaled, rich, multi-dimensional Cabernet Sauvignon is fully mature, but it displays no signs of losing its fruit. The wine possesses marvelous purity and exceptional length, leading me to believe it should continue to drink well for 7-8 more years. The tasting notes for this section are from two single blind tastings, one conducted in May, 1996, in California, and the other in June, 1996, in Baltimore.Author: Robert Parker
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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 65 bottles owned
- 27 collectors