International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($55) Bright medium ruby. Currant, flint and graphite on the nose. Ripe but quite tight in the mouth, with currant, blueberry, tobacco and herbal flavors that quickly went into a shell. This, too, shows a slight green aspect but there's also good sweetness here.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate boasts gorgeous creme de cassis fruit intermixed with notes of lead pencil, spring flowers and blackberries. The wood component is beautifully integrated. With superb texture, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a finish that lasts for 45 seconds, this classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon possesses an unmistakable Pauillac-like personality. It can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Smooth, rich and concentrated. Intense and well-structured, with ripe, complex currant, black cherry and dried berry notes, shaded by light herb and sage notes. Good length, with ripe, firm tannins. 3,900 cases made.
Self | Rating: 92Author: storms38
Self | Rating: 92Author: Yamadori
Self | Rating: 93great cab. taking on some secondary taste characteristics. Creme de cassis, blackberry, leather. long finish. well rounded.Author: Owens Jack
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 395 bottles owned
- 100 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 100 collectors)