(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.
Not a big fan. Smooth at first but, not do great after. Didn't even finish the glass.
Absolutely delicious red blend. Some black pepper, darker fruits, delicious.
One of our favorites, this wine is very drinkable.
A little too fruity for my liking but good..
Loved it well balanced and yummy
Love this winter only wine
A little too woody/oaky
Liked at tasting.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2003 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jul-06