Vinous 91+ Pts - According to Stephen Tanzer - "Health red-ruby color. Cassis, licorice, coffee and a medicinal coolness on the varietally expressive nose, complemented by sexy oak tones. Pliant, concentrated dark berry and spice flavors are lifted by subtle menthol and mineral nuances. Suave and refined Cabernet with lovely sweet fruit and a long, ripely tannic finish. Less oaky than the 1694 bottlings and that's fine with me."
Winemakers Notes - "Deep Opaque. Classic Cabernet character with cassis and lead pencil aromas and notes of mocha. Offering a firm tannin structure in a tighter style of wine with good phenolic ripeness and a defined finish." 14.5% ABV.