(2013 Vintage) In the final notes of licorice and roasting Beautiful bright robe, dark red with garnet highlights. Complex and open nose of black fruits and blackberries complemented by notes of spices, cedar and toasted almonds. Rich and powerful palate, well balanced with a nice freshness.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines55% Cabernet Sauvignon; 35% Merlot; 7% Petit Verdot; 3% Cabernet Franc. This soft-leaning effort may want for increased drama and depth, but its offers up a nice bit of plum- and berry-like fruit with sweet oak lending a touch of richness. It modest tannins firm without imparting undue toughness, and its mannerly style precludes the need for more than mid-term aging.