(From 2013 Vintage) We adhere to the premise that the greatest wines are those that most truly reflect their soil, climate and circumstance (collectively referred to as “terroir”), and that it is the winemaker’s role to simply stand back and let the natural beauty of the grapes show through
(From 2013 Vintage) Classic in tradition of Rutherford Cabernets, this wine superbly reflects the distinctblackberry, cassis aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon layered with the dusty, eartharomas of Rutherford. The plush mouthfeel and velvety tannins are balanced bybright acidity. Brilliantly structured, this is a wine for the ages with decades ofdrinking pleasure. If you are tempted to open now, allow the wine to open a bit andit will surely delight. If patience allows, 7-10 years in the cellar and you will feel somuch more rewarded.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesSoft, caramel-like sweetness overlies a muddled mix of indistinct fruit and slight earth in the nose, and, while clean and not at all problematic on the palate, this wine is not especially expressive with respect to Cabernet fruit, and its tentative themes of ripe cherries fade a little too soon.