A really good Cabernet that compares favorably against far more expensive Napa Valley bottlings. The wine is drily elegant and complex, and the blackberry, blueberry and currant flavors are balanced with earthy notes of herbs and spices.
It’s curious that the winery held this back a year longer than their ’04 Monterey Syrah, with which it was co-released. But then, this one has a firmer structure, with finer tannins and brighter acidity. It’s really a very good wine, showing layers of complexity in the blackberry, cassis, coffee, leather, cocoa and spice flavors.
From an estate vineyard in the Arroyo Seco, balanced due to its coolish climate and rocky soils, this is a delicious wine. The bright acids frame juicy flavors of ripe peaches, figs and citrus fruits, with a long, clean, spicy finish.
Shows mouthwatering acidity and long hangtime flavors of pineapple essence, papaya, butterscotch, vanilla crème brûlée and toast, yet for all that richness, finishes dry. This is a good price for all that richness.
The winery has held this wine back for nearly three years, but it’s still briskly acidic and clean. Grown in the Arroyo Seco appellation, it shows forward, bright flavors of tangerines, mangoes and Asian pears, with complexities from oak and lees aging.
Here’s a polished, elegant white for shellfish, roast chicken and grilled vegetables, or just by itself as a cocktail sipper. It’s bone dry and quite high in acidity, with mineral, peach, lemon, lime and white pepper flavors.
Lots of orange, mango, vanilla cream, buttered toast and cinnamon spice flavors characterize this Chardonnay, which uses grapes that are sourced mostly from the Arroyo Seco region. It tastes candied, but refreshing acidity and a keen minerality lift it above the ordinary.