(2013 Vintage) Deep garnet with a lovely plum nose and rich fruit with layers of complexity. Hints of licorice, vanilla, blackberry, tobacco, and leather envelop the fruit. Ripe entry of cherries and cassis showcases a full, well-structured palate. Textured and rich, the mouthfeel is balanced and generous showing layers of ripe berries, black pepper, mocha, and spice. A very long finish that leads you to another sip
Cellar until at least 2014.
WE94 rated day 1-let sit for an hour, super dry. great black/purple color. interesting aromas but not too complex, not really earthy. just Oaky and alcohol.
color ruby aroma moderate development. youthful dry off dry body medium acidity smooth tannins medium balance fair flavor moderate finish medium conclusion
great cab for an amazing price from the storied 2007 vintage. should be even better after years of aging.
false start note but transforms quickly to a hearty red. long peak then fades. worth the price.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2000 Vintage) 5% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc. Although launched by its nicely composed aromas of very rich oak and deep, precisely focused black currant fruit, this tight, slightly stiffly balanced Cabernet runs up against acid-pushed tannins at the eleventh hour, and never quite fulfills its early promise. Set it aside for a few years to let it find a softer stance.