(From 2012 Vintage) Swirling with layered aromas of fresh red raspberry, blackberry pie and ripe cassis, this deep ruby wine enraptures the senses with fragrant dried violet, gingersnap, dark cocoa and sweet basil impressions. Plush and exuberant, the palate opens with red cherry, juicy boysenberry and red plum fruits that intermingle with hints of cinnamon stick and graham cracker pie crust. The complex array of flavors lasts through the lingering finish, framed by velvety tannins and echoes of cherry cordial and roasted espresso bean.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06.
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/04.
Wine AdvocateRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
Wine EnthusiastRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.