(2007 Vintage) A nice floral component of clove and lavendar is the first impression on the palate for this well balanced and medium bodied wine. It has very nice tannins that lead into flavors of roasted coffee, pepper, vanilla and mulberry. Enjoy with lamb, duck, venision or steak. Drinkability 2009-2017.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) 11% Merlot; 7% Cabernet Franc. An immediate and accessible nose of juicy blackcurrants, vanilla and violets makes for a most attractive start here, and there is no let down in either richness or fruity depth in the mouth. If lacking the solidity and muscle found in its pricey cellarmate, this nicely composed wine gets the nod for its polish and fine sense of proportion, and it will develop very well over the next seven to ten years by dint of its structure and depth.