This Rutherford region darling was chosen from the best of the best barrel-lots. Napa Valley winemakers agree, the 2013 vintage was magnificent, and this 99-point bottle made the most of it. Flirting with perfection and purely magical, this unicorn was built for long, long-term cellaring.
Flirting with perfection, and probably the greatest BV Private Reserve made since 1970, 1968 and 1951, this wine is magical. Inky purple/black, with a gorgeous nose of pen ink, cedar wood, vanillin, crème de cassis, and blacker fruits, there’s some forest floor, full-bodied richness, and super-high extract and tannins. It is a massive wine, highly extracted, and built for long, long-term cellaring. Forget it for a good 5-6 years and drink it over the following 50+ years.