Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The 2005 Proprietary Red, a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon ,exhibits plenty of underbrush, chocolate, cocoa, espresso, and berry fruit as well as elegant, medium-bodied flavors, impressive purity, and a style that suggests consumption is warranted over the next decade.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 42 bottles owned
- 13 collectors