Ripe Central Coast fruit offers a wonderfully perfumed nose of Bing cherries, rose petals and nutmeg. The bright cherry/strawberry nose, with a hint of truffle, spice, ripe plums, cardamom, toffee and cola, is classic to this vineyard site. Mouth watering flavors of cherries, raspberries, root beer, and toasted vanilla beans. Having worked with these vineyard blocks for 12 vintages, I find that the balanced acidity helps to carry the rich and round tannins through into a long finish.
"Deep red. Sexy aromas of strawberry, raspberry, minerals and rose, along with a high-pitched minty nuance. Tight and youthfully structured, but at the same time displaying pliant red berry character and a hint of smoky minerality. Finishes with subtle aromatic persistence and lingering spiciness. This 900-acre property near Hollister, owned by Williams-Selyem, includes 750 planted acres, so expect plenty of this wine to be available in future vintages. "
International Wine Cellar