(From 2004 Vintage) Aromas of strawberry jam and blackberry bramble with hints of vanilla caramel. Complex plum and berry flavors are enhanced by black pepper and light toasty oak. The finish is lush; full of soft tannins and balanced acidity.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRipe berries and briary spice are comfortably combined in the well-defined nose of this one, and the union is carried through nicely in the balanced, medium-deep flavors that follow. Neither too hot nor at all heavy in feel, the wine maintains keen fruity focus from beginning to end, and it comes up a real winner for its genuine table-wine construction. GOOD VALUE