Bancroft Ranch lies at an elevation of 1,800 feet on the western slope of Howell Mountain. The soil here - gritty white tuff of volcanic origin - is shallow, infertile and extremely well-drained. The vines produces small, intensely flavored berries with powerful, concentrated fruit flavors and thick skins that yield rich tannins.
"Good ruby-red. Currant, minerals, chocolate mint and a whiff of vanillin oak on the nose. Suave and lush on entry, then quite dry, juicy and aromatic in the middle palate, with black fruit flavors complicated by rocky and licorice elements. Tightens up on the firmly tannic finish.
International Wine Cellar