"Well-defined, with red currant, licorice and toasty vanilla flavors that linger as the tannins firm up. Drink now through 2013. 11,300 cases made. –TF" -Rated 88, Wine Spectator
"The 2006 Merlot Napa reveals notes of cocoa, cherries, plums, and herbs as well as elegant, mid-weight flavors, and a supple finish. It should drink well for 4-5 years.
Owned by the huge firm of Diageo Chateau and Estate Wines, Provenance-s wines have not come back as strongly as those of the nearly historic winery they also own, Beaulieu Vineyards.
" -Rated 86, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Although a bit closed to start and hinting at dusty spice more than fruit, this bottling grows ever fruitier and richer with air, and its concentrated flavors of pomegranate and well-ripened cherries confirm that there is plenty of fruit at its heart. Fairly evident acids both brighten and stiffen its finish, and a few years in the cellar will be to its benefit." -Rated 88, Connoisseur's Guide to California Wines