Our true Bordeaux Right Bank wine. Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc. This wine is gorgeously fruit forward with a core of minerality.
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Review by Stephen Tanzer
Full, deep ruby-red. Very sexy, perfumed aromas of black raspberry, violet, mint, spices and tobacco. Broad, dry and suave; at once velvety and light on its feet. Bordeaux-like in its texture and inner-mouth verve. Coats the entire palate with flavor. Finishes very long and sweet, with a flavor of melted chocolate. A retaste of a bottle I sampled last year just after it was bottled.
Wine Advocate # 150 (Dec. 2003)
Review by Robert Parker
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.