International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($165) Good red-ruby. Sauvage aromas of redcurrant, mocha, smoke and leather. Lush and smooth, with raspberry, tobacco and smoke notes, along with hints of meat and leather. A bit more rustic than it appeared to be in barrel last year. Tannins are nicely ripe for the vintage. Sexy juice, approachable today and evolving quickly.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2003
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon (260 cases) offers plenty of up-front sweet black currant fruit mixed with toasty new oak and mineral characteristics. It is medium-bodied, plump, and accessible, revealing good fruit in its subtle, restrained personality. It is best drunk now and over the next 12-14 years.Author: Robert Parker
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