(From 2006 Vintage) The unmistakable signature of vanilla bean and coconut scents fold in nicely with taut yet supple tiers of cedar, black cherry, currant and berry jam notes. Full-bodied, ending with firm, structured tannins.
(From 2009 Vintage) Wine that expresses bright, fresh fruit characters from an unusually cool California vintage. It has a vibrant, ruby color and a complex nose of boysenberries, blueberries, sage, licorice and roasted chicory. It has a luscious mouthfeel with notes of fresh fruit and carnation flowers on the palate. It has fine-grained tannins and a velvety texture that leads to a long, fruit-filled finish.
Wine AdvocateRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 101.
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/96.