Rather light in color, there’s a floral, perfumey nose. Light on its feet for an Alexander Valley red, with raspberry fruit and subtle oaking. Deepens slightly with aeration. Tasty and elegant, but lacks the richness and concentration expected from a reserve wine.
Defines it's appellation with soft, velvety tannins and low acids, along with well ripened, pure blackberry and cassis fruit. Of course, there's a good deal of flashy, aromatic oak. Deliciously fruity, it offers plenty of near-term pleasures.