"Highly Recommended 12/31/03. WS #1 Wine of the Year 2003.
"A magnificent Merlot—about as good as it gets from California (or anywhere else), with gorgeous fruit that’s ripe, rich and distinctive, with a bounty of complex flavors, ranging from enticing black cherry, currant, blackberry, spice and finishing with a smooth chocolate aftertaste. Run, don’t walk for this one! Drink now through 2012." WS 95 points "Wine of the Year 2003"