(2006 Vintage) Wine Tasting Notes The big red wines from this region embody defined Contra Costa character, most often displaying jammy, plum and stone fruit nuances along with a specific earthy, dusty and leathery quality. This wine shows rich, soft plum and ripe cherry flavors, with elements of earthy spice and dark chocolate.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) Ripe to the point of suggesting a bit of desiccation in the grapes, this wine, as it has in the past, finds enough underlying fruit to hold onto its role as an accompaniment to savory grilled meats and stews. It does not need much by way of cellar aging and is ready to be enjoyed without further delay. GOOD VALUE
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/00.