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Fragrances of ripe black cherries and brambleberries mix with sweet tobacco and spice aromas in this heady mountain red. A richly textured wine, it is still refined and elegant with a sophisticated balance. Chewy tannins foreshadow its lengthy finish.
92 points, “Year’s Best Cabernet” Wine & Spirits (December 2008): “This sleek black wine has layers of rich tannin…The fruit is floral and super-ripe…”
92 points, The Wine News (October/November 2008): “…A bouquet of fresh cherry and Hershey’s chocolate. Rich and spicy…petit verdot and malbec add a novel, peppery spiciness… ”
91 points, Wine Spectator (October 31, 2008): “…a zesty core of red and black cherry, currant and cranberry notes…”
91 points, “Very Highly Recommended,” California Grapevine (October/November 2008): “…elegance and complexity…”
4 (out of 5) stars, “Highly Recommended,” Decanter (January 2009): “…Rich, fleshy, opulent…”
This one is a fine companion with porterhouse steak, rack of lamb, BBQ ribs and bittersweet chocolate cake. Drink now or hold up to 10 years. Just 1,826 cases made.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.