WA 93+ Pts. - Probably the greatest Valbuena ever. It is from the monumental 2001 vintage and because there will be none of the legendary Unico bottled in 2001, all the fruit that normally would have gone into the Unico is in the Valbuena.
According to the Wine Advocate: The Valbuena offering is a brilliant introduction to the winery. The 2001 is especially good because all of the wine normally reserved for Unico went into this bottling. It has a similar personality to the 2002 but with more of everything as if it has been on an extended workout regimen. Youthful in appearance and with classic aromatics, it has the extract and the structure to blossom for 6-8 years and drink well for another 20. Rated 90+