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2000Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine
December 2003, p. 23One Puff | MARSTON Spring Mountain District 2000
“Showing no shortage of rich oak and as governed by ripeness as much as by fruit, this big, dense, wonderfully fleshy young Cabernet captures the kind of mass muscle missing in too many wines of the vintage. To be sure, it is not a wine of subtlety or grace, but neither is it defined by toughness and tannin, and its intensity, range and richness win it enthusiastic endorsement. A few years of age should bring it to its best, and its richenss begs service with savory lamb dishes.”