New oak and ripe Cabernet fruit mesh seamlessly in this 100% varietal wine, grown at very high elevations in the Mayacamas Mountains. Full-bodied and lush, it brims with blackberry tart, black cherry jam, mocha, root beer, cola, molasses and sweet vanilla oak. Enormously complex, the wine unfolds in delicious layer after layer. Best opened young to enjoy its…
From a high mountain vineyard over the Alexander Valley, a wine of extraordinarily tough tannins. The wine is clearly built for the cellar. Deep down you’ll find a solid core of well-ripened cherry fruit, but it’s basically undrinkable now. It could blossom into greatness, however, after 2010.