"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."
"100 POINTS- ROBERT PARKER. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Gorgeous black/plum/purple in color, much like the Tychson Hill, it offers up a completely different set of aromatics, ranging from Asian soy to damp forest floor to hints of mountain laurel, lavender, roasted meats, a touch of pepper, and wonderfully sweet blackberry and cassis fruit. Some charcoal and subtle barbecue smoke are also present in this extraordinary statement, which has also evolved at a relatively rapid pace."
"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."
"99 Points- Robert Parker. 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Strikingly dark plum/purple in color, with notes of white chocolate, barbecue smoke, graphite, blueberry and blackberry liqueur as well as espresso roast, this is a tremendously complex blend that hits the palate with full-bodied opulence, terrific richness and intensity, and wonderfully silky tannins."
"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."
"92+ Points- Wine Advocate. The 2002 Martha's Vineyard offers hints of black cherries, black currants, earth, new saddle leather and spice box. Full-bodied, dense and concentrated as well as high in tannin. Drink through 2032."
"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."
"93 Points- Wine Spectator. Lots of rich, creamy oak and a tasty core of ripe currant, plum and black cherry fruit combine to form this notably complex and concentrated young wine. Delicious from start to finish, with a long, fruity aftertaste and fine-grained tannins."