"WS #7 W.O.Y. 20005 Collectibles 1/31/2005.
Amazingly rich and complex, with flavor to burn, this wine stacks up a dense core of wild berry, currant and blackberry fruit and then fairly smothers it with intense smoky, toasty, chocolaty oak. While immense and concentrated, this wine is also very well-balanced and the finish echoes fruit and oak, on and on. In this style, few can rival it. Drink one now; cellar a few. Drink now through 2012. From California.—J.L.