International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(71% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot and 3% petit verdot): Bright medium ruby. Aromas of blueberry, coffee, mocha, truffle and chocolate show a slightly porty quality. Fat, smooth and lush in the mouth, offering immediate accessibility. The truffley element carries through on the palate. This nicely rich, layered blend finishes with dusty tannins and good length.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2013
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The 2010 Proprietary Red (71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot) exhibits lots of dusty, loamy soil notes and a strong minerality in its masculine, dense, medium to full-bodied style with relatively elevated tannins. This big, backstrapping, loaded red requires another 3-4 years of bottle age. It should continue to evolve for 15-20 years.Drink Dates: 2016-2036Author: Robert Parker
Anonymous | Rating:Drink Dates: 2020-2020Author: Aylward Justin
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 63 bottles owned
- 9 collectors