Robert Parker – 88
This fully mature 1990 reveals plenty of lightening and bricking at the edge. Aromas of grilled meat, leather, cedar, herbs, and smoky black fruits are followed by a low acid, plush wine that lacks the concentration seen in the top wines of the vintage. It should drink nicely for another 5-6 years. Release price: ($300.00/case)
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015
Vinous – 83
Moderately saturated medium color. Meaty, herbaceous nose with a suggestion of exotic fruits. Fruit shows a sweet/sour character, with a suggestion of stems and hints of prunes and stewed tomato. Seems disjointed today, soft despite the fact that the acidity sticks out: perhaps simply a case of lacking the buffering extract. No particular intensity or length. Tasted from barrel two years ago, this wine seemed considerably riper.