93 Points Robert Parker
The 2007 Dry Red Wine No. 1 is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, with the balance Malbec and Petit Verdot aged for 21 months in new French oak. Purple-colored, it reveals a complex aromatic array of sandalwood, spice box, violets, black currant, and blackberry. Medium-bodied, the wine’s weight on the palate defies its 12.3% alcohol. Elegant and Bordeaux-like, it has a silky texture, layered sweet fruit, and enough structure to evolve for several years. It will offer a drinking window extending from 2012 to 2022.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Jay S Miller. December, 2009