Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2002 Vintage) 6% Merlot; 1% Cabernet Franc. This one is still on the youthful and reticent side and takes some time in the glass to evolve, but it gradually allows a good look at nicely oaked, medium-deep, curranty...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2000 Vintage) 8% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc. If long on the sweeter, vanillin, almost root-beer-like elements of very creamy oak, this graceful, medium-dense Cabernet comes with plenty of engaging, easy-to-taste fruit working in its favor and is focused on currants and ripe black cherries throughout. Slightly rounded on the palate and a bit narrow in back, it is a deep, accessible and eminently tasty wine that is thoroughly enjoyable now yet still has a plenty of room for mid-term improvement.