96 points Connoisseurs Guide
How do you spell controversial? With one of the few split scores ever given by Connoisseurs’ Guide. Most tasters loved the power, loved the tightly focused black cherry, slightly dried currant fruit, loved the boldness and the way there is a sense of polish developing in the background, loved the structure that promises to keep the wine going for a couple of decades yet. The dissenting voice questions whether the higher alcohol and the slight bit of stalkiness at the edges will eat into the wine’s aging potential. It is still a baby and we are going to wait the better part of the next decade before opening our next bottle. *Three Stars* (4/2010)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.