(From 2012 Vintage) Vibrant and deep ruby color. The very attractive nose has aromas of fresh blackberry, red currant and dried fruit. The palate is round and opens with earthy/herbal tones and finishes with silky flavors of cassis, chocolate and black pepper. Balanced and drinkable now, but also an excellent addition to the collector's cellar.
(From 2009 Vintage) Dark fruits, rich color and savory spices highlight the first impression of this wine. On the palate, it shows brightness with a touch of earthiness, caramel and black pepper. It has good density and richness through the finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06.
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06.