Robert Parker's Wine Advocate : This classically-styled claret did not merit an outstanding rating because it lacks sufficient concentration to compete with the estate’s top vintages. However, it offers a dark ruby/plum color, nicely evolved notes of roasted herbs, sweet cherries and currants, and loamy earth, medium-weight, light to moderate tannin, and an elegant style. If it puts on weight over the next few years, it may deserve a slightly higher score.
James Suckling : A solid wine for the vintage with lots of Cabernet character, from tobacco to currants. Full-bodied, with good tannins and a long finish. Well done. Reminds me of the 1996. The owner said that they had about 20 percent Merlot in the blend, less than normal
Blend : 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.