Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesA little more temperate than either of its siblings in terms of oak and winemaking extras, this ripe and relatively full-bodied wine keys on ripe apples and pears with its adjunct elements of toast and sweet spices held in abeyance. Fat and close to oily in feel, it finishes with a slight rise in heat, and it argues for drinking in the immediate term.
Wine Spectator"Complex aromas of smoke, fig and citrus fold over to the palate. Full-bodied, with fine structure and acidity, along with flavors that end up giving this a delicate feel. The aftertaste is delicious. Drink now through 2012. 5,600 cases made."