Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2003 Vintage) 13% Merlot; 7% Cabernet Franc; 5% Malbec. Sweet notes of creme brulee and milk chocolate sit comfortably atop a good bit of well-ripened cherry and blackberry fruit in the nicely defined aromas of this plump and welcoming wine. On the palate, its themes are of sweet cherries and oak once again with an added accent of ripeness. Tannin comes on a bit strong at the end and a touch of heat shows at the edge, but this one is both easy to like now and still seems a sure bet to get better over the next ...
Wine Spectator(From 2005 Vintage)