...it is made in a slightly different style. The color is opaque purple, and the wine reveals more vanillin, a touch of mint, and plenty of black currant fruit in its moderately intense aromatics. Some of the vintage's dry tannin (from this year's stressed vineyard conditions) is present in the wine's finish. A more stylish, restrained, less exuberant example than the 1996 Oakville, it is an outstanding offering that should be consumed between 2002-2025. Robert Parker
Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works
Solid bottle. Absolutely delicious.
Solid bottle. Absolutely delicious.9.5
Silky blackberry fruit, spice, and oak. Ready to drink now.
Silky blackberry fruit, spice, and oak. Ready to drink now.9.1
More old world than California. Great finish
More old world than California. Great finish9.0