(1998 Vintage) The Wine: The intense color of opulent rubies is of note at the onset. Oak-scented cherry and berry aromas lead to rich fruit on the palate. A perfect mix of bright berry flavors laced with smoky oak ...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) 8% Merlot; 1% Cabernet Franc; 1% Petit Verdot. Ripe enough for its cassis- and cherry-like fruit to be nicely concentrated and taking on attractively rich notes of creme brulee and caramel in both its aromas and supple-textured palatal impressions, this wine is fairly full in bottle and holds on well at the end despite its light to medium tannins. Its solid structure and ample depth will hold it in good stead for four to six years.