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A medium-deep to dark ruby hue with some violet overtones is gorgeous in the glass. A gentle swirl releases fragrant black fruit aromas and a beautiful touch of oak that adds pleasant spice and complexity, without hiding the elegant and pleasing structure. This wine is full, round and well-anchored with a classic finish.
Gold Medal, Riverside International Wine Comp.
Gold Medal, Dallas Morning New
Silver Medal, Hilton Head Wine Comp.
95 points, justwinepoints.com: " An assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A gentle swirl releases black fruit aromas and a touch of oak that adds pleasant spice and complexity. It is full, round and well-anchored with a classic finish. Although it can age it is ready to be enjoyed now. "
93 points, "Most Outstanding Wine of the Year 2011" The Tasting Panel: "Bernard Portet’s new wine venture is like a great novel: long, juicy and drawn out with drama. Clove and spice are there: You just have to sip in-between the lines of a wave of black fruit.”
"Exceptional", Dan Berger, Vintage Experiences: "Portet’s vision of a wine’s greatness remains for him balance and the ability to work with food."
"Kathy's Pick", Kathy Hardesty, New Times SLO
Although it can age, it is ready to be enjoyed right now. Just 3,000 cases made.
Recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.
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