A warm microclimate means that reds from Carmel Valley are typically less herbal than those from other portions of Monterey. This wine boasts a nice mix of cedar and black cherries upfront before turning tough, with a bitter edge to the tannins on the finish. Drink it young, with food to tame its rough edges.
Just released at five and a half years. Refined aromas of black currant, with classy oak notes. Fruity and simple, with pretty currant flavors and zesty acidity. An “A” for effort, but for early consumption.