Cosentino M. Coz 1999
Wine EnthusiastLooks fierce, with a dark, brooding quality, but is surprisingly open in its youth. Oak dominates the aromas, which include well-ripened blackberry and a meaty, earthy note from Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Very supple in the mouth, with juicy flavors and a drink-me-now appeal, but the telltale dust of tannins in the finish indicates ageability.
Wine SpectatorUndeniably ripe, with a blackberry and raspberry jam core of flavors (that's almost like a superripe Zinfandel). But it lacks the concentration and depth and range of flavors to be considered outstanding. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2003 through 2008. 685 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2002 M Coz, a proprietary Bordeaux-styled blend, exhibits notes of new saddle leather, toasty oak, licorice, lavender and black currants. Medium-bodied and fully mature, it should keep for another 5-6 years. The Cosentino wines are clearly made to be drunk in their first decade of life. With a glaring display of oak in their youth, they offer a style that is appreciated by many consumers given the popularity of these wines.