A powerful full-bodied wine characterized by a luscious, deep, rich color and fruit-forward flavors of ripe blackberry, juicy black cherry, mocha and vanillin. Enjoy now through 2010. 1200 cases produced.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesA maximum effort in most every regard from its ripeness to its oak to its sense of scale and very deep fruit, this dramatic wine is among the more intense and genuinely generous workings of this month's review. Its richness may come at the cost of a bit of finishing heat and toughening tannins, and subtlety is not now nor ever will be its concern, but its potency points the way to a decade of growth, and it will shine with the very heartiest lamb and game dishes.