Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 2010 Proprietary Red Blend (87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot) from the Winston Hill AVA represents an homage to the proprietor's pooch. The aromatics include scents of charcoal, graphite, creme de cassis and background oak. Stunningly rich and full-bodied, it is the top wine of this impressive trio. Long, rich, elegant but substantial, this winner can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more.Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot): Bright, saturated medium ruby. Superripe aromas of kirsch , cassis, licorice and mocha. Dense and plush but still a bit youthfully tight, with dark cherry and mocha flavors carrying by a full dose of vanillin oak. Finishes with a firm edge of dusty tannins and very good length. Plenty of complexity here but this needs a year or two to express itself.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2014
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 30 bottles owned
- 8 collectors