(2010 Vintage) Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and cassis mingle with hints of violet and dark chocolate to seduce and intrigue. The palate is inviting and silky, with a vivid core of cassis that defines every sip, balanced by a backbone of acidity and a smooth tannin structure.
Color: ruby, slight rim variation Legs/Tears: red stained medium-heavy Clarity: bright, filtered Nose: earthy, smoky Bordeaux nose Palate: tart cherry, tart red fruit, higher acidity, silky tannin, cedary oak Finish:medium-long
Scanned label does NOT MATCH the description. Love the Chardonnay
This is a great, dry, full bodied wine. Fruity but tasteful!
Consistently excellent vintage to vintage
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Planet Grape(2012 Vintage) Seamless with medium body and attractive aromas of mocha, black currant, spice and sweet herb. The palate is focused with black currant, blueberry and fine, grainy texture.
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/10/2012
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/06.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2002 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2000 Vintage) The fleeting hints of citrus and green apples in this one come and go all too quickly, and, in the absence of any semblance of varietal fruitiness and identifiable richness, the wine turns thin and slightly coarse as it crosses the palate and empties out into a forgettable finish.