Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines25% Merlot. Merlot may not be the culprit, and there is certainly a rush of varietal tannins to be found in its finish, but this unfocused wine smacks of berries and it neither feels nor tastes quite like Cabernet Sauvignon. Acid peeks out in mid-palate and serves to boost chalky tannins to prominence in the finish.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 89.3 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 3 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 95 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>
User Tasting Note
csrubasVery nice and smooth, but needs more time