"One of my favorite blends to craft and this vintage offers up one of our most complex wines of 2011," says director of Winemaking Bob Cabral. The cool long growing season produced a dark and rich wine with a bouquet of wild blackberry cobbler, Black cherries, anise, honeysuckle blossom and toasty oak. The heavily textural palate is layered with flavors of wild berries, cherry cola, cassis, black truffle, cardamom and roasted vanilla beans. Assembled from the best growers along Westside Road – Allen, Bacigalupi, Bucher, Flax, Rochioli Riverblock and the Williams Selyem Estate vineyards.
"Deep ruby. Powerful, seductively perfumed aromas of red and dark berry preserves, Asian spices and potpourri, with cola and vanilla nuances adding complexity. Stains the palate with vibrant black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and picks up a smoky nuance with air. Shows impressive vivacity on the finish, which features silky tannins and a touch of candied rose."
International Wine Cellar
"Bob Cabral blends this using ffruit from Williams Selyem's estate and neighboring vineyards along Westside Road, including Allen, Bacigalupi, Bucher and Rochioli Riverblock. It's a rich Russian river Style, juicy and satin-textured, while the wine's firm tannins keep it savory and hold it to a crisp line. It's full enough to serve with braised lamb shoulder. "
Wine & Spirits