Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar
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...abundant notes of licorice, black currants, charcoal, black olives, and graphite. Full-bodied, pure, and rich with moderately high tannins, it represents a California version of a Bordeaux from Pauillac or St.-Julien.
Teasing with its floral, spicy cherry, wild berry and currant aromas, this is full-bodied, firm and structured, tight and focused...
... Just massive in blackberries, black currants, coffee, cocoa, dried herbs and 100% new, smoky-sweet French...
Fresher on the nose than the Napa bottling, offering cassis, bitter chocolate and roasted herbs. Then very ripe and dense but suave, showing good energy and a slightly clenched middle palate.
...Very powerful, very slick and dominating. Lots of rich cassis and sweet spices, densely thickly layered. Certainly dramatic and sophisticated..