2009 Silver Medal Winner San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
90 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide
This blend of Bordelais varieties does an exceptional job of capturing both the complexity that its makeup ought to promise as well as also showing the depth and richness of Napa Valley fruit. It is fairly full at entry with a supple feel that leads to balanced cassis and oak flavors and then to a tannic end game in need of cellaring of some six to eight years.
Aromas: Dark garnet red in color, the 2004 Reserve has very dense and brambly aromas of dark black fruit that are complemented by sweet anise, sage, bay and toasty oak.
Flavors: Loaded with dark black berry fruit and ripe mountain tannins, this wine is rich, supple and dense. Chewy, bigboned and intense, the flavors fill your pallet and continue with blackberry and coffee notes that round out the long finish.