Fruity and simple, with pie-filling blackberry, cherry and raspberry flavors that have been generously oaked. Almost sweet, a fruit bomb. Doesn't seem likely to age.
This wine was originally given an 88 rating and it's understandable with the wines coming out of Napa at the time but I've just openened one of the bottles I have of this and I don't know why I waited. Now I will confess to being a huge Mitch Cosentino fan. ..and I still have a case of '98 Poet and M Coz from 1999 and 2000 so I recognize the distinctive cosentino berry flavors right off. The chocolate, currant and dark cherries jump out of the glass...the licorice gives way to bolder berries and this is just an enjoyable wine to drink. It's not Profile or Opus, but it is delicious, easily a 93 on my scale and makes me miss Mitch at his namesake winery.