Lush aromas of big red fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla and supple spices entice the taste buds. Dense flavors of dark berries and cocoa nib lead into an elegant, impeccably balanced finish of caramel, pie spice, pepper, and sweet Cuban tobacco.
95 points, Wine Enthusiast (July 2013):“...smoky richness to the red currants, cherries, dark chocolate and spices. This is a superb wine, delicious right out of the bottle...”
92 points, Connoisseurs' Series (Apr. 13): “...The 2010 is a deep and decidedly complex wine that does not disappoint, and its ample frame of altogether imposing tannins is so well-filled with extracted fruit that we have no doubts about its future...
92 points, Wine & Spirits (August 2013): “...moving past the vanillin-influence of oak into the blueberry richness of ripe Verdot. It develops from sweet chocolate notes to more detail in both the fruit and the tannins...”
Just 197 cases were produced.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.