This wine displays aromas of red fruit (Santa Maria Valley strawberries and raspberries) and classic Bien Nacido hard spices (cinnamon stick, clove, and cardamom). Medium bodied; this wine is exotic and elegant with flavors of strawberry tart, raspberry, and cherry cola; beautifully balanced by a creamy mid-palate and lingering finish.
"Dark, rich and intense, with a complex, concentrated core of black cherry, raspberry and wild berry set off by spice, anise and blueberry scents. Finishes with a vibrant, firmly tannic aftertaste. Drink now through 2007."
-James Laube, Wine Spectator