(2010 Vintage) This approachable wine is layered with bright acidity and forward fruit balanced by well-integrated tannins. The aroma is distinct with raspberry, plum, black pepper, tobacco and black olive. The flavors are abundant with blackberry, bittersweet chocolate, cedar, toasty oak, and a caramel finish.
6/28/2013 - Martnmac wrote: 88 Points Quite enjoyed. double decanted Easy. Dark fruit. Lovely blend. Crowd pleaser. Double yum and a quarter Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment Options 3/1/2013 - Twopawsup wrote: 88 Points Very good red blend, mild tannins, merlot adds fruit complexity and cab provides firm structure. Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comments (1) Options 2/27/2013 - vine20 wrote: 88 Points Deep ruby color with a mild, sweet red fruit nose. Mixed cherries with some layerings of flavor but not much, some chocolate and spice, moderate tannins. Much better on the second day. Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment Options 2/9/2013 - JPS_17 wrote: 85 Points A little lacking in depth, but the balanced taste and soft tannins make it a nice bottle to open and drink without decanting.
Drinkable. But not what I expect from a $30 bottle. Get it for under $20 at Costco.
Good acidity, but ripe tannins. Blackcurrant, licorice, ripe plum, vanilla bean.
smooth red fruit, very slight spice, easy
Great wine. Smooth and full flavored.
Way too fruity for cab.