International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($90) Good medium ruby. Subdued but pristine aromas of black cherry, blackberry, minerals, licorice and flowers. Fresh and juicy, with dark fruit and chocolate flavors perked up by juicy acidity and a note of violet. Finishes with substantial ripe tannins and a chocolatey flavor. Not a big wine but stylish.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The top cuvees 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Home Vineyard, 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Chabot Vineyard, and the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Quarry Vineyard were more complete and fuller-bodied with deeper, bluer, blacker fruits, more complete textures, and very long finishes. All of these wines possesses 15-20 years of aging potential.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 36 bottles owned
- 27 collectors