A wonderful value. Dark, firm and smoky, with complex, ripe, rich black cherry, plum, currant and spice notes. Finishes with mild tannins and good length. Best from 2001 through 2008. 11,300 cases made. —James Laube
From Napa Valley—s excellent 97 vintage comes this delicious Cabernet. Elegant and understated, with attractive ripe black cherry, plum, currant and herb-tinged flavors building momentum, gaining nuance. Drink now through 2007. 6,000 cases made. —James Laube
From winemaker Jed Steele comes this dark, firm and concentrated Merlot. Rich and polished, with pretty plum, currant and blackberry flavors. Turns smooth and polished. Drink now through 2007. 1,800 cases made. —James Laube
Here—s a solid California Chardonnay. Ripe, smooth and rich, with complex fig, apricot, spice and pear flavors, turning elegant, if a bit short. Drink now through 2003. 3,220 cases made. —James Laube
Dark, ripe and rich, with supple blackberry, anise, cedar, tar and wild berry flavors. Tannins are smooth and integrated. Drink now through 2007. Should be easy to find some of 7,067 cases made. —James Laube
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