(From 2010 Vintage) The color is a vibrant ruby red. Aromas of ripe cherry, fleshy black plum and dried rose petal are beautifully intermingled with subtle notes of smoke, thyme and anise. The palate opens with a delightful berries and cream character; bright raspberry, cranberry and cherry are nicely balanced by vanilla cream and a rich, rounded mouth-feel. It offers the perfect balance of sweet and savory with fig jam and candied blackberry notes, complemented by cedar, cocoa powder and dark spices. The overall impression is one of balanced structure, bright acidity and silky tannins with a long, lingering finish.
Wine NewsRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News
Wine EnthusiastRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jun-06