"This is a soft, thick Pinot. It's fully dry, but has the texture of jelly, with cooked cherry and spice."
"90pts-WS Blackberry and dark chocolate aromas follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a pretty, delicate finish. Very nice texture and refinement to this wine. I thought this would have evolved even better in barrel. Best after 2008. 1,125 cases made."
"93 Points- Wine Advocate. Boasts a deep purple color as well as a sweet perfume of creme de cassis, licorice, white chocolate, and new wood. It is a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, round, delicious offering with an anticipated maturity of 2008-2018."
"91 Points- Connoisseur's Guide. Introduced by succulent scents of black currants, cream, cocoa and loam. Hits a home-run with its very deep and genuinely complex varietal fruit flavors. sturdy and wonderfully well-balanced."
"93 Points- Wine Spectator. Refined and focused, this sleek version offers ripe flavors of poached apple, ground anise, almond financier, cassis and candied lemon zest, carried by the fine, silky finish to a lightly smoky finish. Drink now through 2025."
"92 Points- Wine Advocate. An excellent example of this cuvee. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc & the rest Malbec & Petit Verdot. Aromas of black raspberries, sweet cherries, black currants and hints of toasty oak, forest floor and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with beautifully rich, supple fruit, good glycerin and silky tannins. Drink through 2022."
"Firm, with a velvety feel to the fairly dense blackberry, currant and mint flavors, finishing with a mild bite of tannins."