February 25, 2011 - Still good balance from start to finish.
August 10, 2010 - dark berry color, strong tannins, plenty of fruit and lots of spice.
December 4, 2009 - Holding pretty strong for an 02. A familiar nose of mint, cassis and currents. On the palate the oak was still evident but not intrusive. A nice balance of blue and black fruit mingled w/the coco, mint accents. Went very well with beef tenderloins in a demi glaze sauce.
September 25, 2009 - Very pleasant, rich nose of dried cherries. Balanced taste with long finish. Great the first night, but lost all fruit in 24 hours. Still, decant and drink all at one sitting and this is at its peak.
May 26, 2008 - complex, wonderful color
November 28, 2007 - Nice nose of black currant, tobacco and licorice. Balanced, but not very complex. Flavors of black cherry on the the front palate, finishing with subtle notes of damp, mossy earth. Probably as good as it will get. Drink it over the next 12 months.
May 13, 2007 - This wine is delicious, soft, ripe black cherry, opens up great! The "reserve" is excellent!
October 14, 2006 - balanced but seemed to lack intensity and depth. I was not exhilarated
February 27, 2006 - Now I know why it has been selling for under $20 around town. Minimal in all respects.
January 1, 2005 - Tried a long time again, but really enjoyed, good balance, acidity and fruit. great qpr