A rich garnet color followed with a nose of plums, cherries, and nice pipe tobacco. On the palate, there were notes of cherries, cassis, and soft leather nuances - with a velvety, soft, lingering finish. (02/07 DC)
Fruits and spiciness, along with the leather and tobacco notes in a lovely balanced Library wine experience. Special, indeed! (04/18 DC)
The general characteristics of the 2000 growing season were an early spring and moderately cool summer. This, coupled with average rain fall of 29 inches, gave an ideal growing season of traditional yields and high quality fruit. A September heat wave assured that all the fruit ripened and was harvested in small lots with good sugar and acid balance before the fall rains.