(2012 Vintage) Sonoma County mountain and hillside vineyards add black cherry flavors and superb wine structure. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are blended with Merlot for softness, Cabernet Franc for tannins, and Petit Verdot to enhance the mouthfeel.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines51% Sonoma County; 25% Napa County; 25% Mendocino County. Here is a clean and well-balanced wine without fault or real flair. It musters a fair sense of varietally correct, curranty fruit, yet it lacks richness, range and essential depth. Although it has tannin enough to keep for a couple of years, it goes down easily at the moment and gives little inkling that it will suddenly find excitement with age.