"Wine Spectator 92 pts. Jazzy, and pure as a mountain spring, it sings with wet earth, spice, blackberry and mineral and unusual elements like blood and iron--its terroir does the talking, its succulent long finish, the walking. Best from 2001 through 2005. (PM)
Wine Advocate 89-92 Pts. Displaying a medium-to-dark ruby color and mineral-dusted cassis and blackberry scents, this wine is a full-bodied, juicy, powerful, and velvety-textured wine that is crammed with plump blueberries and blackberries. This concentrated, structured (yet lush), and expressive wine possesses an admirable and supple finish.