(From 2008 Vintage) This intense, dark ruby wine offers a rich and enticing nose, filled with aromas of ripe blackberry, fresh strawberry and luscious blackcurrant, woven beneath elegant layers of cinnamon spice, cigar box and subtle cedar. Opening smoothly, with a rush of deep black raspberry and cherry pie, the palate is supple and balanced by hints of sweet allspice and nutmeg, round tannins and a hint of graham cracker crust on the lasting finish.
(From 2005 Vintage)
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Mar-06.
Wine SpectatorRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/01.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.