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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2006
($75) Good bright ruby-red. Very sexy aromas of blackberry liqueur, licorice, iron, graphite and gingerbread. Fat, sweet and liqueur-like, with creamy flavors of black raspberry, game and mocha. With extended aeration, this turned into a silky and utterly captivating fruit bomb with plenty of verve but a complete absence of rough edges. This style of wine in California so often falls down on the finish due to clumsy oak, excessive tannins or pronounced chocolatey torrefaction, but this beauty is all about creamy, thoroughly ripe dark fruits.