...This vintage is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, with the balance Malbec and Petit Verdot. It was aged in 50% new French oak for 14 months. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up a brooding bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, truffle, espresso, violets, black currant, and blackberry. Dense, layered, and structured on the palate, this suave offering will evolve for another 5-7 years and drink well through 2027 if not longer.
—Dr. Jay Miller (August 2010)
Ripe, concentrated and distinctive for its violet and herb scents around an open-textured core of currant and spice flavors, lingering nicely on the refined finish. This has power and grace, with something extra that keeps you coming back for another sip. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2011 through 2017. —Harvey Steiman (October 2010)