#49 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
Tastes like really, really good red wine. Which varietal is lending which notes? Who cares? Rounded, lush, layered and lovely, the ultimate food wine, pairing well with everything from pasta and pizza to grilled meat and roasted chicken. Bright raspberry, currant, mocha, a touch of pepper spice, soft tannins and a lingering finish... year in and year out, like partying with an old friend.
"Supple, open-textured, brimming with gorgeous plum and currant character that lingers enticingly on a deftly balanced finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Drink now through 2013. 15,000 cases made."
Great with food, tart, not super smooth but very good
Fair, rating should be about 84. Not a good value.