"The 2007 Champoux Vineyard is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc. It was aged in 80% new Taransaud barrels for 24 months. Dense purple in color, it displays a splendid bouquet of pain grille, pencil lead, espresso, licorice, black currant, and blackberry. Full-bodied, opulent with a sense of elegance, structured, succulent, and impeccably balanced, this lengthy offering will evolve for 6-8 years and deliver much pleasure through its 30th birthday."
Wine Advocate (Aug. 2010), 93 pts