(2005 Vintage) Modest, with pleasing dried currant, cedary oak, herb, sage and hints of black cherry. Ripe and balanced, ending with a clean aftertaste.
offers many layers, featuring aromas and flavors of red cherry, blackberry and fresh sage with an underlying dry creek dustiness.
flavorful and smooth
overly fruity, too sweet for my taste
a step above the Sonoma
wine advocate 90/100
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesConflicting themes of high ripeness and tart, raspberry-like fruit in the nose put this bottling on somewhat uneven ground right from the start, and its contradictions are confirmed by its ripe yet unexpectedly lean and lackluster flavors and by its abrupt, slightly tinny finish.