(2010 Vintage) The Jack London Ranch creates distinctive red wines that have a loyal following throughout the world. The red volcanic soil and pleasantly warm climate of this hillside vineyard combine to produce rich, full-bodied wines. Located on the eastern slopes of Sonoma Mountain, this vineyard gets early morning sun and breezes in the afternoons that temper the day's most extreme heat.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesA bit loosely focused and keyed on chocolate and dried berries, this none-too-varietal offering is ripe without being especially fruity and is framed with toughening tannins. Its slightly austere astringency may smooth out with age, but its heart is already drying, and anything past three or four years of keeping comes at a bit of a risk.
Wine SpectatorRating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07