International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($90) Bright ruby-red. Blackcurrant, black cherry, violet, mint and leather on the nose. Thicker on entry than the Quarry, then juicy and high-pitched in the middle, with floral and minty nuances contributing to an impression of energy. Not a fleshy wine but nicely concentrated and light on its feet. Finishes with serious, dusty tannins that call for a few years of patience.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2009
Wine Advocate | Rating: 87The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Marston Vineyard from Spring Mountain also exhibits abundant tannin along with a chalky note, and slight austerity and rusticity.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 16 bottles owned
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