Decidedly earthy, with chewy currant, tobacco, mineral and claylike flavors, though it straightens out a bit with aeration, revealing a firm, tannic core of peppery currant and bay leaf. Reaching a good drinking plateau, yet with tannin to spare.--'81/'91 California Cabernet retrospective.
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89
The 1991 Red Rock Terrace reveals sweet, leathery, smoky aromas, an austere, Bordeaux-like palate, and a clean, medium-bodied, short finish. The somewhat cheesy, locker room scents, which are probably due to the fact that the wine needs racking, should not be present in the final bottle.