(From 2011 Vintage) Bright ruby-red. Ripe raspberry and cherry on the spice-accented nose. Lush, creamy and sweet, offering pliant red berry liqueur flavors and a refreshingly bitter touch of blood orange. Shows very good depth as well as energy, with strong finishing cut and a lingering floral note.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesSporting aromas of black cherries, sweet oak, hints of caramel and toast, and this wine practically demands that you take a big sip without further ado. It is surprisingly dark in color yet does not drift into the weighty, tannic style that its coloring might suggest and, instead, keys on deep, ripe, nicely mannered flavors carried by a supple, plush, almost "posh" sense of richness that furthers the notion that early drinking is entirely appropriate. And, it will age a bit if you put some away.