(From 2013 Vintage) Inspired by classic French Right Bank Bordeaux wines, this blend of merlot and cabernet franc showcases the bold, distinctive terrior of Paso Robles with full, bright fruit.
(From 2009 Vintage) Dark ruby in the glass with a violet rim. An alluring, rich mix of ripe black currants and berries faceted with vanilla, cinnamon and cocoa highlights. Full bodied, complex black fruit of lush currants, and cherry layered with licorice and vanilla spice with chocolate, roasted coffee, and tobacco. The finish is extremely long and complex, showing firm plush tannins that bring everything together making it easy to drink it now, but implying a great future.
Wine AdvocateRating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/05