First, a small favor...... please stop calling me "Mr" Rogov. That makes me feel like my own grandfather. Either just plain Rogov or, if you prefer, Daniel will do nicely.
Now to the point - following are my most recent tasting notes for the wines in question.
Herzog, Merlot, Special Reserve, Alexander Valley, 2002: Soft and round, with moderate levels of soft tannins and forward, almost jammy berry-cherry aromas and flavors, those set off nicely by hints of spicy wood. Give this one a bit of time to develop in the bottle and the now almost daringly forward fruits will settle down to reveal attractive aromas and flavors of fresh herbs and (it is early to tell now) either a chocolate or a tobacco sensation. Best 2005-2010. Score 91 K. (Tasted 16 Sep 2004)
Herzog, Cabernet Sauvignon, Special Reserve, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, 2001: Deep ruby towards purple, medium- to full-bodied, with firm, almost chewy tannins and opening in the glass to reveal an array of black cherry, currant and sweet cedar aromas and flavors. Delicious now but not meant for long term cellaring. Drink now-2008. Score 89. K (Re-tasted 27 May 2006)