The fruit was sourced from the hillside terraces of our Poetry Vineyard, as well as our Twin Peaks Vineyard estate surrounding the winery, and a few neighboring vineyards in the Stags Leap District. The wine is composed of small lots from our best blocks, representing a diverse range of carefully selected clones and rootstocks. From Poetry’s exposed, rocky terraces that are volcanic in origin, to the ancient riverbed alluvial soils of Twin Peaks, the breadth of contributing sites translates into a wine of impressive complexity
Matured for 21 months in French oak (54% new), the wine offers aromas of black and Bing cherry with notes of anise and vanilla bean. Silky and inviting flavors of cocoa and dark red fruit are supported by refined tannins and earthy minerality.
Wine Advocate(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/07