Polished on the outside, vibrant on the inside, with a whoosh of cherry, plum and licorice flavor that just won't quit as the finish persists impressively. Drink now through 2012. 3,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Smooth, ripe and distinctive for its peppermint and fresh-turned earth character around a lovely core of blueberry, blackberry and bittersweet chocolate that lingers on the polished finish. Drink now through 2010. 1,500 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Inky in color, with a dense and rich blackberry, chocolate and ripe plum character. Full-bodied, with a jammy, lightly peppery aftertaste. Thick and velvety. Fruit-forward, Aussie style. Montepulciano, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera f —James Suckling
Well-balanced, with a mix of ripe apple, spice and hazelnut flavors, but also a touch of cedary oak that's not quite integrated into the wine. Still, it finishes with a complex and well-focused aftertaste. Drink now through 2008. 2,456 cases made. —James Laube
Good wine with plum, vanilla and milk chocolate flavors. Medium-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a long finish. Delicious already. I like this as much as the 2000. Best from 2005 through 2010. 5,665 cases made. —James Suckling
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