Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines13% Merlot; 3% Petit Verdot; 2% Cabernet Franc. Rich in oak and rich in fruit, this deep, well-ripened offering delivers a solid measure of cassis with a wealth of vanilla and a mild overlay of dusty spice. It is moderately full-bodied and nicely balanced in feel, and its sense of developing suppleness portends very good things to come. It is also fairly tannic and a little too rough to commend for present drinking, but its admirable fruit emerges in tact at the finish and points the way to four ...
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 88 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>