90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Good bright, dark red. Aromas of black raspberry, licorice and sweet oak. An attractive juicy midweight with good intensity and a high pitch to its flavors of black raspberry, chocolate, cola and herbs. Firm acidity and fresh herbs restrain the wine's sweetness. The lingering finish features solid tannins that coat the incisors.
90-93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Drinkable right out of the bottle
Poured in oversized crystal straight from the bottle, this wine is drinkable and very pleasant from the first minute! Smooth, fruity, mid-bodied wine. Great by itself or with dinner or dessert. Recommend! Deb
The second bottle was much better
Very good typical 2007 cab
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Nice Oakville offering
Really enjoyed this well-rounded, medium-body cab. Very nice finish...just wish I had purchase more than 4 bottles
Very nice and fruit forward.
Full body and fruit forward. Everyone really liked it.
Not amongst my favorites
I had high hopes for this but opened the first bottle this week and it was very disappointing. Thin, quite bland and no great depth or body. Certainly on sign of the "massive attack" that was promised.
Not at all what I had expected or hoped for. Wine was absent that robust classic cab intense complexity and taste. Was tart with lackluster finish. Have tried two bottles with same results.
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