Wonderful richness, depth and complexity, with layers of earthy currant, mushroom, cedar, clay, tar and leather. It's a big, chewy, rustic style that needs short-term cellaring. Best from 2001 through 2009. 10,000 cases made.
This California sparkling wine is quite a value at this price and score. It's bright and tangy, with a core of lemon and lime flavors that fan out on the palate to yield a toasty, fresh finish with hints of apple and pear. Drink now. 180,000 cases made.
Ripe peach, honey and mineral notes are allied to a firm structure and rich texture, adding extra dimension to this amazing French white, yet it remains elegant and balanced. A very long, smoky finish is the capper. Best from 2000 through 2007.
This Bordeaux-style red delivers complex and focused plum, currant, spice, cinnamon and cedar flavors that flow to a gentle finish with soft, integrated tannins. An elegant and enticing California bottling. Drink now through 2004. A blend of Cabernet Sauv
While Burgundy's Cote d'Or whites are uneven in '97, Chablis has performed well. This one is thick, rich and ripe, with a lovely mouthfeel, nice honey, pear, wet earth and mineral flavors and a subtle, silky finish that is just ravishing. Amazing. Drink n
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