(From 2010 Vintage) Dark purple in color, aromas of blackberry, cassis, and graphite escape from the glass. A fresh beam of minerality supports the rich mid-palate while a frame-work of silky tannins, chocolate, and huckleberry linger in the finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThere seems plenty of intent to this ripe and oaky wine, yet its grasp on clear Cabernet fruit is a little loose, and it lapses into chocolaty ripeness. It unravels as palpable heat and a touch of bitter astringency become obvious on the latter palate, and its coarsening shortcomings are not the sort that are likely to be remedied with time.
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator