(From 2013 Vintage) A rich and fruity nose opens with black cherry, blackberry, nutmeg, and vanilla. A smoky and mysterious aroma takes over, leading into toffee, cigar, and cherrywood. On the palate the wine is round and sumptuous, with notes of cherry, clove, and orange oil. One of our most sophisticated and well-balanced vintages in recent years, this Incredible Red meets and exceeds the promise in its name.
Tart and zesty, with plum and smoky licorice aromas and easygoing cherry and spice flavors.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesHesitant, baked-berry fruit is met by faint suggestions of earth in the muddled aromas and flavors of this slightly underfilled wine. It is fairly smooth on the palate and free of both heat and tannin, but it is also dilute and never convincing with respect to varietal character.