The 2001 vintage is softer and prettier than previous vintages of this wine. It still has the hallmark spicy black pepper aromatics, but shows a highlighted brightness and red cherry fruit on the palate and a long finish. With proper storage this wine will age gracefully for several years.
90 Points “Bright and generous, elegantly balanced to show off its strawberry, cherry and vanilla-spice flavors…”
– Wine Spectator (December 15, 2003)
– Wine Press Northwest (September 30, 2003)
91 Points “Smoky aromas kick start things, and then comes a blast of tar, char and pure red fruit…”
– Wine Enthusiast (August 31, 2003)