2002 Gloria

RP 89 / WS 87

Abundant amounts of licorice, smoke, herbs, cherries, and currants emerge from this deep ruby/purple-tinged, full-bodied, up-front, flamboyant 2002. It relies more on fruit and terroir than new oak to seduce the taster. Surprisingly supple and fleshy for the vintage, it is undeniably a sleeper of the vintage. Drink it over the next decade.

Robert Parker
Wine Advocate # 158 - Apr. 2005
$39.98 bottle