Dark fruits, rich color and savory spices highlight the first impression of this wine. On the palate, it shows brightness with a touch of earthiness, caramel and black pepper. It has good density and richness through the finish.
92 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (8/11): “There is no shortage of ripeness here...a lovely sense of proportion that blends every element of this wine into both harmony and refinement. It is surprisingly and rewardingly sleek for such a full-bodied wine, and the fact that its size shows up in our notes as an afterthought is testament to its balance at every stop...”
A mere 878 cases were made.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.