Review by Robert Parker
The 2001 Merlot offers aromas of roasted herbs, cocoa, fudge, smoke, and black cherry-jam. It is extremely complex aromatically, full-bodied, deep, and chewy. While it does not display the majestic presence of the 2001 Proprietary Red, it is a loaded, impressive effort, particularly for such a new estate. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2012.