Vintage Charts

Vintage Score Drink Window Description
Vintage
2016
Score
91-94
Drink Window
NYR
Description
A long, dry growing season led to structured and balanced reds
Description
A long, dry growing season led to structured and balanced reds
Vintage
2015
Score
94
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Hot summer tempered by cooler fall; ripe but balanced wines
Description
Hot summer tempered by cooler fall; ripe but balanced wines
Vintage
2014
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
A cool growing season produced fresh, savory reds
Description
A cool growing season produced fresh, savory reds
Vintage
2013
Score
91
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Despite a cool, rainy growing season, reds are fresh and focused
Description
Despite a cool, rainy growing season, reds are fresh and focused
Vintage
2012
Score
91
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
A very hot, dry growing season produced concentrated reds
Description
A very hot, dry growing season produced concentrated reds
Vintage
2011
Score
88
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Hot and dry; rich wines, but some are clumsy
Description
Hot and dry; rich wines, but some are clumsy
Vintage
2010
Score
94
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Fresh, focused reds that are improving with time
Description
Fresh, focused reds that are improving with time
Vintage
2009
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Quite rich, but balanced, ripe and racy
Description
Quite rich, but balanced, ripe and racy
Vintage
2008
Score
87
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Sleek, with red fruit flavors and supple tannins
Description
Sleek, with red fruit flavors and supple tannins
Vintage
2007
Score
89
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Supple wines, with red fruit and herbal notes
Description
Supple wines, with red fruit and herbal notes
Vintage
2006
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Bright and lively, with good focus and some depth
Description
Bright and lively, with good focus and some depth
Vintage
2005
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Balanced and expressive, with red fruit and spice flavors
Description
Balanced and expressive, with red fruit and spice flavors
Vintage
2004
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Ripe and dense; the best marry concentration and elegance
Description
Ripe and dense; the best marry concentration and elegance
Vintage
2003
Score
89
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Heat gave ripe fruit and concentration; top wines show great balance
Description
Heat gave ripe fruit and concentration; top wines show great balance
Vintage
2002
Score
89
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Despite cool growing season, many wines show ripe, concentrated fruit
Description
Despite cool growing season, many wines show ripe, concentrated fruit
Vintage
2001
Score
95
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Fine summer. Ripe, powerful wines are benchmarks for the region
Description
Fine summer. Ripe, powerful wines are benchmarks for the region
Vintage
2000
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Hot, dry summer produced wines with ripe fruit and firm tannins
Description
Hot, dry summer produced wines with ripe fruit and firm tannins
Vintage
1999
Score
91
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Ripe wines of good structure, remaining balanced and elegant
Description
Ripe wines of good structure, remaining balanced and elegant
Vintage
1998
Score
91
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Powerful yet lush and velvety, with good aging potential
Description
Powerful yet lush and velvety, with good aging potential

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.

SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR