Exuberant bright red and purple berry fruit along with rich tones of dark shaved chocolate on the nose. On the palate, this wine is rich in texture with well-defined tannins that frame the wine beautifully and will allow it to age gracefully.
93 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (12/11): “Incisively fruity, fully ripe and effusively oaky, but always well-measured and completely controlled...focused finish is underlain by enough fine-grained tannins to guarantee at least six to ten years of positive development.”
90 points Wine Enthusiast (December 31, 2011): “…ripe, softly delicious…lots of berry, cherry, currant and chocolate fruit … Flashy enough to drink now…”
Just 168 cases made.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.