by Ray Signorello, Jr.
March 21, 2003
1995 PINOT NOIR-CARNEROS-LAS AMIGAS VINEYARD - Deep red color. Spicy black cherry, earth and clove on the nose. Palate is well integrated. The oak, fruit and acidity are very well balanced. Wine drinks beautifully now and should hold for 5+ years. 19/20
March 12, 2003
1995 CABERNET SAUVIGNON FOUNDER'S RESERVE - Nice ripe black current/vanilla/ cedar on the nose. Rich plush palate. Good ripe fruit character. Wine has drank well from release and continues to gain in the bottle, should age and improve another 7+ years. 18/20
February 28, 2003
1994 PINOT NOIR-CARNEROS-LAS AMIGAS VINEYARD - Medium red color, spicy red cherry and cinnamon nose. Medium bodied on the palate. Fruit and oak very much in balance. Drinks nicely now and should hold for 4+ years. 17.5/20
February 28, 2003
- Very spicy, earthy forest floral notes on the nose, has a solid backbone of tannin, very burgundian in its mouthfeel and flavors. Drink now or should hold for 6+years. 18.5/20
April 13th, 2001
1991 SAUVIGNON BLANC - Golden color. Minerally, clean acidity on the palate. Fairly rich complex mineral tones. nose offers hints of honey, and fresh cut hay. Fully ready to drink, however, if cellared properly it will age nicely for the next three years.
April 16th, 2001
1991 CHARDONNAY FOUNDER'S RESERVE - Golden yellow color, minerals apple and vanilla spice on the nose. Traces of hazelnuts on the palate. Medium rich with good acidity. Caramel vanilla tones with hints of apple and more mineral notes on the palate. Drink now.
April 16th, 2001 (yes two bottles for dinner, we couldn't resist)
1993 PINOT NOIR-NORTH COAST-FOUNDER'S RESERVE - Spicy, cherry, clove, cinnamon nose. Medium bodied, spicy on the palate with lots of cherry fruit and good acidity. Drink now thru the next three years.
April 19th, 2001
1997 PADRONE - Complex nose with hints of cedar, currant, earth and tar.Very thick and powerful. Chewy on the palate with ripe tannins. This wine is extremely youthful and it is only hinting at the greatness it will be within the next 10 years. This wine is going to last for a very long time if cellared properly.
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