Vinous – 88
Very good deep red. Complex, slightly gamey aromas of cherry, smoke, earth and animal fur. Sweet and supple but not at all fat. Sound acidity gives the flavors good freshness. Lovely lingering fruit on the finish.
Robert Parker – 87-88
This medium to dark ruby colored wine displays blackberry aromatics, and a lush, cherry and earth-flavored, medium-bodied, and seductive character. This well-made, satiny, and easy-going wine will make for excellent near-term drinking (I wanted to drink it right out of the barrel!). Anticipated maturity: now-2003. Importer: Neal Rosenthal, Select Vineyards, Shekomeko, NY; tel. (800) 910-1990.
Anticipated maturity: 1998-2003