The hillside grown vines produce bold fruit with intense flavor that yields an elegant, lush wine layered with aromas of ripe berry and subtle nuances of chocolate and espresso.
Platinum Medal, Critics Challenge Int’l. Wine Comp., 2012
Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Comp., 2012
Gold Medal, Tasters Guild Int’l. Wine Comp., 2012
91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (5/12): “From its classic aromas of cassis, dark soils, briar and mint to its very deep, impressively layered, keenly varietal flavors, this well-crafted wine conveys a fine sense of focus and ongoing richness..."
92 points, Wine Enthusiast (May 2012) “…massively flavored, huge in jammy blackberries, cherries, cassis and dark chocolate. The tannins are considerable, the finish long and ripe…”
This wine was recentlyl featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.