"91 Points- Wine Advocate. Cassis, licorice, tobacco smoke, and sweet fruit provide an expressive, medium to full-bodied personality. Long, pure, and impressively built."
"Soft berry, cherry, and chocolate flavors. Cherry, berry, chocolate, olive bouquets with violets & cedar highlight layers of intense aromas enveloped in vanillin oak."
"92 points - Wine Spectator Beautiful, silky Ch?teauneuf terroir aromas: leather, game, truffles, plum, dried herbs, lead pencil. It all swirls around in the palate, a deeply satisfying blend that surprises and harks back to something as simple as a walk in the country on a rainy autumn day. Supple tannins on the balanced finish. Drink now through 2010."
"An exceptional dark colour with blue tones. It presents a complex ensemble of aromas that combines red fruit compote, ripe plum and small-berried fruits with notes of dark chocolate and pepper. Elegant and well-structured on the palate, extremely full-bodied and full of fruit flavours, a good concentration and firm tannins that will give it great ageing potential. A seductive, warm finish that is long-lasting and velvety."
"Dark red center, pink rim with some signs of age. Cassis, fresh crushed blackcurrant, a little graphite and smoke, very enticing. Smooth, plums and aged fruit, well integrated tannin and acidity, cassis on the middle, some olives and herbs come after, great length and balance."
"91 Points- Robert Parker. Serious, and certainly a fine effort for the vintage, is the 2000 The David, a 380-case blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. It offers a complex nose of cedar, tobacco leaf, black and red currants, smoke, lead pencil shavings, and new oak. Ripe, full-bodied, and dense, it is ideal for drinking now and over the next 10-12 years."
"The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon (88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot) reveals chalky tannin in the finish as well as a disjointed personality. There are sweet cassis characteristics in both the nose and attack."
"Rich hues of black cherry and new brick gleam through the glass. Aromatics are full with ripe blackberry and briar, enhanced by expressions of licorice and coffee bean. Lively flavors of currant and blackberries abound with barrel enhanced cassis and toasty charred oak. Wisps of vanilla from oak aging and a firm tannin structure combine for an elegant and refined finish."
"The deep reds and purples reflect the wines depth and rich character. The bold aromas offer classic blackberry and currant Cabernet character, complemented by an undercurrent of oak and cedar with wisps of vanillin. The enticing flavors of briar and berry, toasted oak and a hint of licorice, combine with well-integrated tannin for a complete and fulfilling wine."