Ratings & Tasting notes:
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
I do not want to be too critical because this is certainly a very good wine, possibly excellent. The color is dark ruby/purple. The wine is medium-bodied with aromas of black fruits, weedy tobacco, petrol, and earth. The dry, hard tannin in the finish is worrisome, but it appears to be balanced by the wine’s depth and extract. While this is not a great La Mission, it is a very good one with moderate aging potential. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2012.
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.
You will receive the exact bottle shown in the photos.
Capsule: Slightly nicked at the bottom, but tight and without corrosion.
Fill Level: Top shoulder. Outstanding for its age.