92 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
Yeasty, vinous, Pinot driven aromas of red berries and earth. Large-scaled and mouthfilling, with excellent intensity and subtle notes of apple, lemon and toast. Has a perfumed quality in the mouth. Subtle and very long and nicely balanced for the vintage. (ST) (11/1998)
92 points Wine Spectator
Assertive but not overt, this has toasty, nutty, buttery aromas and flavors, quite a dry balance, bright acidity and a broad but firm texture. Should develop even more flavor with time. (12/1998)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.