Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Review of 2004 Merlot, Paradise Hills Vineyard

Rive Droite

Review by Stephen Tanzer

Rating: (93)

(Includes 10% cabernet franc). Deep, complex nose combines plum syrup, violet, tobacco, licorice, minerals and game; there’s something quite Bordeaux-like about this. Dry, broad, suave and seamless, with complicating hints of black olive and smoke. This is wonderfully full without being at all heavy. Finishes long and ripe. This will go truffley with bottle aging.


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