($60) Dark ruby. Intense, spicy aromas of cassis, dark cherry, licorice, cigar box and clove. Large-scaled and dense, with solid structure and good focus. Powerful flavors of ripe cherry, red plum and spicy oak. The long, weighty finish displays chewy tannins and admirable sweet berry flavor.(Epicurean Wines,Seattle WA
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: July/August 2005
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
Aged 10 months in new French oak, the intensely varietal 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Serpico boasts a fragrant black currant, floral, tobacco leaf, and spice box-scented nose along with intense fruit, wonderful purity, superb density, and remarkable elegance as well as definition. It will be interesting to see how this beauty evolves and ages. While accessible, it appears to have the stuffing and balance necessary to evolve for a decade or more.
Drink Dates: 2004-2014
Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
Extremely bumptious, big and round. Extremely concentrated fruit with a hint of dustiness and still, in early 2005, a little bit brutal.