Wine Advocate # 150 (Dec. 2003) Review of 2001 Merlot, Paradise Hills Vineyard

Rive Droite

Review by Robert Parker

Rating: (91)

The 2001 Merlot offers aromas of roasted herbs, cocoa, fudge, smoke, and black cherry-jam. It is extremely complex aromatically, full-bodied, deep, and chewy. While it does not display the majestic presence of the 2001 Proprietary Red, it is a loaded, impressive effort, particularly for such a new estate. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2012.


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