88 Points Robert Parker
The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Ribbon Vale Vineyard (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc) reveals a deep ruby color along with a Bordeaux-like fragrance of herbs, loamy soil, red and black currants, cranberries, and spice box. This attractive, fresh, light but well-balanced red will drink well for 4-5 years.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. October, 2004
"Plenty of drama playing and it makes for an excellent wine: smoke, tobacco, cedar, blackcurrant, ripe tomato bush, dust, tar and a lifted rift of violet-shot plum. There’s plenty of weighty fruit through the length of the palate and it pushes through on the ever-so-slightly bitter finish, providing excellent fruit and palate extension. Succulent. Satisfying. Successful."
Rated : 89 Points
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2005 - 2012
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Saturday, Jan 1 2005