"…this winery has produced one of the best Cabernet values of the vintage." James Laube.
"Good effort from a difficult vintage; good fruit and structure, with only drawback being a twinge of astringency that should ameliorate in a few months." Three stars.
The Press Democrat
"Lovely. Good varietal character. A well-made cab. Flavors of mint, cedar, blackberry, black cherry, cola and chocolate. Long finish." Four stars.
"Very ripe and jammy, with charry oak flavors leading to a core of juicy cherry, plum and wild berry notes and a round, warm, spicy finish. Drink now through 2006."
"A lesson in central Napa (Rutherford) fruit: dusty, earthy tannins and tastes, with lots of sweet, aromatic wood in the nose. Delicious."
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wines
"...this ripe, richly oaked wine displays enticing elements of plum, vanilla, cedar and dark cherries throughout its length. If fairly weighty on the palate, the wine is neatly balanced and never close to being heavy..." One star.
Quarterly Review of Wines
"California Best of the Best. Medium ruby color; lovely ripe black currant nose; lush, ripe, cassis and chocolate flavors; soft, succulent finish." Very Good.