Medium-bodied and well-balanced, with flavors of dark plum, cassis and dark cherry, and notes of coffee, as well. Good, medium-grained tannins are framed by meaty notes on the finish. Needs time. Best from 2003 through 2006. 2,500 cases made.
Rich, powerful and sculpted red, with a Rhone-like, leathery aroma and loads of dark plum, dark cherry and smoky flavors. This has plenty of muscle and fine tannins, which combine seamlessly with leathery and spicy notes on the finish. Best from 2003 thro —Kim Marcus
Brilliant. Rich, dense and exploding with red fruit, vanilla cream, peach, apple and mineral flavors, all displayed on a vivid, light-weight frame. This will benefit from time in the bottle. Best from 2003 through 2010.
Very appealing. Like a laser, this focuses its beam of apple and mineral across the palate, ending in a crisp manner, all on a lightweight structure. Drink now through 2005. 500 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson