(2009 Vintage) Editors' Choice * Tart and tight, with primary raspberry and cranberry fruit, dotted with licorice, cola and cinnamon notes. Despite its youth, it shows appealing complexity, leading into a full and satisfying finish with drying tannins.
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/06
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2007 Vintage) Somewhat high in toasty, woodsy notes but nicely fruity behind those first impressions, the aromas of this fairly full-bodied wine fend off a hint of greens and keep fruit at the front of the line. Supple and showing a bit of Pinot Noir velvet, this one crosses the palate comfortably and finds enough well-integrated acidity at the back to finish with both polish and a nice bit of energy. It needs no cellaring-so enjoy.