Spicy, lush black fruit of Alexander Valley with briary and raspberry flavors, along with the structure of cooler Dry Creek Valley. Balanced and elegantly structured.
- 92 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (May 2014): "...this 2012 just might be the best bottling yet and is a deep, very well-focused, impressively extracted wine that is long on fruity muscle. While it takes on an edge of astringency at the finish, its tannins are not out of bounds and afford it the spine and the structure needed for aging..."
- 90 points, Wine Spectator (Web-2014): "Jammed with zesty fruit, offering bold blackberry and licorice aromas and rich, well-structured black cherry, smoky pepper and grilled anise flavors."
Drink now or through 2019.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.