(2006 Vintage) The bouquet begins with fruity aromas of dried cherries, blueberries and cassis and is followed by spicy aromatic notes of sage and sassafras. The mouthfeel of the wine is full bodied with well-structured tannins, flavors of pomegranate and hints of vanilla. This wine is delicious now and should continue to improve for at least a decade.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThere is no question but that this somewhat raw-edged effort is light on refinement, but its lack of manners can be blamed on youth as much as anything else, and its solid, well-defined fruit is a good guarantor that time is on its side. It may never be the picture of grace, but it will make a satisfying foil to hearty meat dishes some five or six years hence.