This deep ruby/purple-colored 1999 has some tannin to resolve, but it is an elegant, medium-bodied, delicious effort that will reward readers who have the patience to cellar it for several years. It is not a blockbuster in the style of the 2000 or 1996, but the 1999 offers charming roundness, sweet cassis fruit, excellent purity, and fine overall balance. It should last for 16+ years. Apr 2002, www.robertparker.com
Score: 89-/100Robert Parker
A medium-bodied red with straightforward berry and cinnamon character. Silky tannins. Falls away on the finish. Best after 2003. 15,000 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2002.
Score: 85-/100Wine Spectator