Always one of my favorite coastal sites. An intricate wine with aromas of wild raspberries, black cherry, violets, sage, cherry-cola and crème brûlée. On the palate, flavors of wild berry and exotic spices burst out with a nice balance of acidity. The rich tannins and long, mouthwatering finish complete this well-built wine. Give this one 4-6 years in the cellar for optimal experience.
"Deep ruby. Pungent aromas of red and dark berries, smoky herbs and potpourri, with touches of vanilla and cola. Zesty black raspberry and candied cherry flavors pick up a spicy quality in the mid-palate, along with slow-building sweetness. Taut but nicely concentrated, with excellent finishing clarity and sneaky, fine-grained tannins contributing shape and grip."
International Wine Cellar