This rich, completely ripe Cabernet shows a wealth of complexity from the blend of vineyards that created it. The aromas abound with blackberry, dark chocolate-covered cherries, a touch of anise, and a hint of vanilla/caramel. Its mountain origins (Spring Mountain and Mount Veeder) lend structural density to the mid-palate, while the benchland vineyards of Oakville and Saint Helena give a fresh-berry juicy quality to the finish.
92 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Apr.12) “Medium-volume, young and a touch on the direct side at this point, this wine leaves no doubt as to the depth and richness that promise to show up here in good time. Under all that creamy oak and clay-like complexity beats a pure black cherry heart wrapped in a slightly fleshy, developing supple texture and finished for the moment with both evident balancing acidity and gritty tannins. Not one for early enjoyment, we would put this one away for six to ten years.”
Just 987 cases made.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.