Deep ruby. Aromas of spicy, crystallized dark berries. Supple and lush, with good concentration and enticing sweetness. Minerally suggestion of graphite. Finishes with dusty, even tannins and a slightly edgy quality. An expressive wine that should give early pleasure.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 1998
Wine Spectator | Rating: 85
Firm and structured, with minerally tannins wrapped around dried currant, lead pencil and herb notes. But in the end, the tannins make the strongest impression. This is ready now. The best of three bottles.--1996 California Cabernet retrospective.