"Deep ruby. Complex aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice and flowers. Fleshy dark berry preserve flavors are deep and supple, with gentle acidity adding energy. A smoky note arrives with air and carries through the long, sappy finish. As usual, this is an outstanding value."
-International Wine Cellar
"The 2006 Hecula was sourced from a single vineyard. Half was tank-aged and half was raised in seasoned French oak. Purple-colored, it has an alluring bouquet of violets, blue fruits, and blackberry. On the palate it is medium to full-bodied with layers of fruit, savory flavors, good concentration, and a lengthy finish. It may well evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now."