(From 2009 Vintage) On the nose, there is deep cherry, black fruits and earth. On the palate, there is excellent weight and balance, with good structure, and substantial depth of fruit. Compared to 2008, the 2009 is a little more forward, like the very good 2006 and 2004 vintages, making it a wine that offers immediate pleasure. And though one can enjoy the wine over the next several years, there's no reason to wait!
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Sep-06