94 Points - Wine Enthusiast: "Extremely complex aromas of black currants, violets, oak, cedar, and, yes, Rutherford dust. Very fine and complete, really classy, and already generous. Velvety and complex. These days, this is a relative bargain for a wine of this quality."
92 Points - Wine Spectator (Top 100 Wines of 1999): "Shows complex, compelling aromas of ripe plum and black cherry, with subtle cedar and sandalwood notes. Rich, yet elegant and stylish, with excellent balance, a supple texture and a long, fruity aftertaste."
91 Points - Wine Advocate: "The 1996 Trilogy, a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 16% Cabernet Franc, reveals a saturated dark ruby/purple color, and a gorgeous nose of violets, black currants, pain grille, and minerals. Deep and rich, yet remarkably polished, this medium to full-bodied, beautifully symmetrical wine has everything in the proper place. Although accessible enough to be drunk early in life, its balance suggests a graceful evolution for 15-20 years. It is a distinctive, beautiful wine!"
Varietal Composition:Â 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 16% Cabernet Franc.