(From 2012 Vintage) A spectre of rubies sparkles in the glass, awaiting with its first impression. Bright red cherry fruit and black pepper tempt you to take that sip, with hints of brawny juniper, rich blackberry and briary boysenberry in the background. Succulent in mouthfeel, the wine showcases its versatile grape varietals: Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvedre. Aged for over 24 months in 1 and 2 year old American oak, tones of spicy vanilla and toasted coconut moderate the firm tannins and create a focused and intense finish. Enjoy this passionate and commanding red wine, yet another vintage impossible to ignore.
This ruby red spectre entices with rich blackberry and briary boysenberry. Provocative dark fruits envelop the nose and palate, leaving the essence of flavors brought forth by the grapes during winemaking. Black cherry and anise abound, leading to a sturdy finish of black pepper, pipe tobacco and spicy oak. Aged for over two years in 1 and 2 year old American oak focus and intensify the Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre, creating yet another passionate and commanding red wine, impossible to ignore.
vanilla notes a little boozy. heavy tannins, dry, tart cherries ad raspberries.
black cherry, tobacco, spice, anise, full body, dry finish
Yes full dark friut, slightly tanic, tart.
A more expensive limited edition Boggle
Amy really likes this wine.
Full dry fruit light tannin
Simple. Drinkable. Yum.
An excellent, bold red.
One of my favorites.
Buttery and yummy!
Dry very good
Dry and spicy
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jul-06