December 2005 | 94 points
“The Timbervine vineyard is a hillside site planted on fractured sandstone soils west of Forestville. This vineyard was first utilized by the Renard estate. The gorgeous 2002 Syrah Timbervine is close to full maturity. Offering a huge, northern Rhone-like perfume of peppery roasted meats, herbs, cassis, and blackberries along with superb fruit, wonderful richness, good underlying acidity, and a voluptuous, heady mouthfeel, this irresistible Syrah should last for another 3-4 years. “–Robert M. Parker, Jr.