This wine comes from the San Lucas area of the southern Salinas Valley, on the way toward Paso Robles. It’s a peppery wine, rustic, hot and dry, with strong jammy flavors of cherries and blackberries, and a long, spicy finish. Drink now.
A good, supple red wine, made from an unusual blend of Cabernet, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Mourvèdre. It’s soft and fruity in raspberries, vanilla and toast, and is slightly sweet. The alcohol is 15.5%.
Sharp and aggressive in acidity and unripe tannins, with a green mint edge to the cherries and raspberries, which actually are quite sweet. It’s an unbalanced, rustic wine with excessively high alcohol.