2002 Russian River Valley
Amazing bouquet; immediate and strong scents of raspberries, strawberries, frais de bois, vanilla, peach, kiwi and a hint of pepper;  after 25 minutes, still has all of this, plus cherries and blackberries; a mouthwatering wine ready to drink, with at least a couple more years at this level. (Notes by Ida and George, October 2008)