Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The 2004 Summit, a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, exhibits aromas of gravel, smoke, black cherries, cassis, and earth. In the mouth, lavender, blueberry, and black cherry characteristics also emerge. It is an elegant, complex, youthful yet accessible red that should drink well for 10-12 years.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 85 bottles owned
- 18 collectors