From this appellation in the Delta region east of San Francisco, a warm-country Bordeaux blend of four varietals dominated by Merlot. It’s soft and flavorful, with melted tannins, and glides smoothly across the palate. There’s not much structure by coastal standards, but it’s a pretty wine.
This is one of the best Bordeaux-style blends from this area of the state. It’s rich and ripe, filled with sumptuous blackberry fruit, and very dry. The oaky overlay is rich and flavorful. On the minus side are some peppery, herbal flavors and fairly aggressive tannins.
Shows lots of the flavors and supple texture you expect from a coastal Pinot Noir. Dry and silky, it offers a range of cherry pie filling, cola, sassafras, vanilla, cinnamon-pepper and sandalwood flavors. Turns a bit harsh toward the finish, but a good value.