(From 2006 Vintage) Concentrated, lovely aromas of blackberry, blueberry and cassis. The mouthfeel is luscious and full withcontinued flavors of blackberry, cassis, black cherry with a suggestion of vanilla, coconut and cedar. The soft, round tannins and understated acidity of this wine complement the bright fruit characters to create a balanced Cabernet Sauvignon approachable now or worthy of cellaring for at least 10–15 years.
Fruit from our Alexander Valley estate vineyards and the cooler Russian River Valley produced a wine possessing a complex mineral and floral bouquet with notes of green apple, pear, citrus and butter. On the palate, the wine is full and vibrant with flavors that include ripe apple, melon, fig and honey. Barrel fermentation in French cooperage balances this crisp Chardonnay with delicate oak and creamy lees flavors. It has a long, expansive finish that ends with just the right amount of acidity to...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThe fleeting hints of citrus and green apples in this one come and go all too quickly, and, in the absence of any semblance of varietal fruitiness and identifiable richness, the wine turns thin and slightly coarse as it crosses the palate and empties out into a forgettable finish.