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93+ Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011
(two-thirds cabernet franc from Rancho Chimiles and one-third 33-year-old cabernet sauvignon from a steep hillside): Good dark red-ruby. Enticing aromas of dark berries, licorice, cinnamon spice and tobacco. Fatter and richer but also more muscular than the La Magdalena, with sweeter, plumper fruit showing today. Sound acidity gives brightness to the mid-palate, though. This lush, long wine builds impressively in the mouth and appears to need more time in bottle. "The Texas market loves this," says Erickson.