(From 2011 Vintage) Reflecting its mountain origins, this wine offers wild brambly aromas, as well as lovely notes of dark cherry, white pepper, vanilla, clove and spice. On the palate, the flavors are dark and sweet with a round, voluptuous layer of blackberry compote and hints of dried thyme and sage.
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Ken's Wine review - 93 Wine Review: We tried several wines over the course of Easter weekend and this wine was the winning wine. It is ruby colored wine and opens with a spicy black raspberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very well balanced, and extremely smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious black cherry with notes of vanilla and light oak. The wine ends dry and its well managed tannins lead into a long lingering finish. I would pair this wine with a filet mignon. Enjoy – Ken Winemaker Notes: Dense color with a red cherry hue. Aromas of plum, chocolate, and cherry pie accentuated by hints of violet, clove, cinnamon spice and vanilla bean. Bright red fruit flavors of Bing cherry, strawberry, and raspberry, contrasted by dark and compelling layers of blueberry, mocha and molasses. Great structure with smooth, fine tannins, a black pepper mid-palate and long nutmeg and red currant finish
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines64% Zinfandel; 27% Cabernet Sauvignon; 7% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc. This deep, impressively extracted version of this perennial CGCW favorite marries well-defined blackberry fruit with a layer of ripe currants, a good dose of sweet oak and touches of milk-chocolate. Its sense of layered richness and it accents of sweet earth speak to classic Napa Valley character, and, thanks to its provenance, its unique mix of grapes and the attention that the Duckhorn folks pay to it, it continues to be a mo...