90 Points Robert Parker
The more ambitious, oaky 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (a barrel selection of the finest lots) is not the near-term, mainstream hit that its sibling is, but it offers more power, tannin, structure, and possibly more depth. I did not enjoy it any more than the regular Cabernet, but it is more of a long-term prospect that is best consumed between 2005-2014.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. October, 2002
92 Points nicholas.enge_19549
Nice. Hitting its peak now I think. Dark purple. Big welcoming nose of dark fruits, leather, earth and a touch of cigar box, with all those again evident on the palate, blackcurrant being central, plus quite peppery. Very well balanced, tannis have integrated, alcohol and acid are just right, present but not prominent. Good long finish. Drink in the next 1 to 5 years