Dark garnet hue; Intense black currant, blueberry, dark cherry, anise, chocolate peppermint, cigar leaf, caramelized new French oak, sage, vanilla and clove. Expect a full and plush mid palate density with layered flavors of black cherries, sage, bay leaf, integrated toasty oak, blackberry and baker’s chocolate. The persistent yet balanced finish exhibits excellent depth, purity, and elegance.
94 points, Wine Enthusiast (April 1, 2013): "This has superb structure and massive flavors of sweet blackberry jam, black currants, dark chocolate and smoky oak. It shows the depth and concentration of the notable Stagecoach Vineyard..."
91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Apr. 13): "...this wine puts those aspects to good use in its ripe, concentrated black cherry fruit and its sturdy build. Surprisingly alive in the mouth for a wine of its size, it juxtaposes an early sense of openness with a tighter underbelly without ever compromising either..."
Just 375 cases made. Drink now or hold for up to a decade.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.