(2009 Vintage) Aromas of ripe bing cherry, plum and fresh-roasted espresso beans echo in the wine's rich, dark flavors. An earthy minerality lends intriguing complexity before the mouth-feel softens to silky tannins on the finish.
Blend 50% merlot, 29% cab and petit Verdot. A little sweet and drinks like a Raumbuaer zinfandel. Lighter in color. Lower alcohol and med viscosity. Ruby red color. Low acid.
Love this full bodied Bordeaux style blend!!
- over 3 years
- almost 4 years
Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Wine Advocate(1986 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 106 on Aug-96
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) "The sensational 2007 Proprietary Red Wine (a 7,000-case blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec) is slightly more restrained aromatically than the Merlot, but there is no doubting its extraordinary bouquet of subtle smoked meats, oak, mountain wild flowers, blueberries, blackberries, coffee, and cassis. Super-rich and full-bodied with noticeable, but stunningly sweet tannins, it possesses a rare minerality and definition, characteristics that...
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/15/2012
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2000 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Dec-06.