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
Dark, with aromatics that weave Cabernet peppermint and Grenache raspberry through the core of cherry and licorice from Shiraz. Finishes tart, with remarkable grace. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Drink now through 2010. 2,500 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Loads of blackberries, black licorice and berries here. Full-bodied, with loads of smoky oak. Slightly hollow midpalate. Pumped up but I like it. Best after 2006. 11,500 cases made. —James Suckling
Firm and concentrated, with a rich, lively beam of citrus, pear and spicy ginger scents that are well-focused and persistent. The finish gives a cleansing sensation. Drink now through 2008. 8,000 cases made.
Lithe, polished and seductive for its peach and apricot fruit, with peppery floral nuances lingering on a dry, silky background. Drink now through 2010. 5,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
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