Aromas: On the nose, savor soft barrel vanillin, warm black cherry and a little spice box. On the Palate: “A swirling roller coaster ride of milk chocolate and caramel,” says Winemaker Kirk Venge, “with a little dash of espresso supported by layers of generous black fruit, youthful tannin and moderate acidity. Polished and approachable.”
• 93 points, “Cellar Selection” Wine Enthusiast
• 92 points, The Wine Advocate
• 90 points, Wine Spectator
Pair with: “I have been enjoying some classics recently, Steak au Poivre and Steak Diane. You also can’t go wrong with simple grilled lamb chops,” says winery owner Mac Watson.
Case Production: 415. Enjoy now or cellar up to a decade or longer.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.