2004 Claret, Napa Valley

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 1, 2006

Rating

89

Review

The 2004 Claret shows soft, seductive notes of black fruits intermixed with bay leaf, white chocolate, and sweet, subtle wood. It is soft, round, generous, and best drunk over the next 5-8 years, although I suspect it will keep longer.

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Stephen Tanzer

Date

May / June 2006

Rating

88-91

Review

Good full ruby. Blackberry, licorice and menthol on the nose. Sweet, dense and rich, with a silkier texture than the 2003 and strong chocolatey fruit. Finishes with plenty of tannins, but has the fruit to support them.

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May / June 2007

Rating

89

Review

Deep ruby. Suave redcurrant and cherry aromas are open-knit and ripe. Supple and sweet, with pliant tannins supporting ripe cherry and dark berry flavors. Not at all heavy, this shows good freshness on the finish.