(From 2012 Vintage) Spicy, lush black fruit of Alexander Valley. Briary and raspberry flavors, along with structure, of cooler Dry Creek Valley. Balanced and elegantly structured.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesA two-star winner in more vintages than not, this one falls a bit lower in the ranking in 2005 because its ripe demeanor comes with an excess of dried grape character and a slight reduction in the outgoing fruit that has featured in its better efforts. Withal, the wine will certainly please fans of the style and is not going to disappoint all devotees of the winery.