90 Points Robert Parker
The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Dry Red No. 1 exhibits notes of roasted herbs, cinnamon, toasty oak, red and black currants, and cedar. This pure, elegant, finesse-styled, medium-bodied Cabernet-based blend can be drunk now or cellared for a decade.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. October, 2002
"The 1999 Dry Red No. 2 (primarily Shiraz with a dollop of Viognier) is an elegant, finesse-style effort that is easy to underestimate given its delicate, restrained personality. It develops beautifully in the glass, revealing sweet notes of red cherries, acacia flowers, and currants. Although impeccably made, this medium-bodied red is somewhat underwhelming in the mouth as well as finish. It should drink well for a decade.
It is interesting to note how much lighter and more developed aromatically the 1999 Yarra Yering offerings are than the 1998s. One has to admire this winery's purity of expression, and terroirists will use meaningless words such as "transparency" to describe these wines. Terroir or not, they merit considerable interest."
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 143 Oct 2002