88 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
87 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009
($70) Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, chocolatey oak and smoky minerality on the nose. Silky in texture, with a restrained sweetness to the flavors of currant, graphite and chocolate. Finishes a bit low-toned, with building dusty tannins and plum and chocolate notes.
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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