"This is a soft, thick Pinot. It's fully dry, but has the texture of jelly, with cooked cherry and spice."
"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."
"Aromas of sweet blackcurrant, tobacco and toasted oak, supported by lavish cassis flavors, toasty vanilla, a solid tannin structure, and a lush framework."
"Soft and voluptuous, if a bit obvious and simple, with sweet-tasting, candied cherry fruit and hints of black pepper."