Deep ruby color with a heady melange of aromatics. Aged in 100% new Taransaud French Oak, a full and detailed nose of black fruit including cherry, blackberry and dried currants is complimented by toasted oak, maple bar, vanillin and cooking spice with swirling blackberry, espresso, choclate and terroir-borne flavors.
95 points, Connoiseurs' Guide (Aug. 2013):
95 points, The Wine Advocate (#209, Oct. 2013)
94 points, Wine Spectator (Nov. 15, 2013)
94 points, Wine Enthusiast "Online Exclusive, Cellar Selection" (Aug. 1, 2013)
91 points, International Wine Cellar (May/June 2013)
Just 195 cases were made. Enjoy now or cellar pu to 2032.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.