"The nose opens with deep plum, violets, cedar and bittersweet chocolate. Bright cola berry follows with notes of caramel and dried fig and a lingering, dark cocoa finish. Will age nicely for the next 5-7 years." -Winery
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesSeemingly the biggest of this big lot of wines, the Wertele Vineyard bottling is blessed with ripe red cherry aromas enhanced by background notes of mint and creamy oak. Its tannins are rather formidable, and its high ripeness plays into the notion of size without quite enough stuffing to allow it to keep up with its mates. It will need at least four to six years in the cellar.