(2003 Vintage) Vineyard % by Vineyard Blossom Creek 40% Fortuna 23% Weitz 15% Skellenger 12% Turnbull 10% Variety % by Variety Cabernet Sauvignon 83% Cabernet Franc 7% Syrah 5% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot 1% Brix: 25.2˚- 27.8˚ Fermentation: Stainless steel and ¾ ton fermenters, 12 days average maceration Time in oak: Aged 17 months in 50% new French oak barrels Alcohol: 14.5% Ripe black fruit flavors/aromatics of blackberry, dark plum, cherry, cassis. Spice and Anise notes. Oak nuances of toasted oak, roasted coffee, chocolate. Rich ripe tannins with powerful finish
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide.
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide.