The aromas of ripe boysenberries, blueberry jam, forest floor, mineral and cola come through in the nose. Sweet and concentrated flavors of ripe blackberries, plums, earth, spice and cola highlight the mature thriving tannins on your palate. The concentration and expansiveness of the tannins from this vineyard still make it one of my all time favorite sites in the Russian River Valley.
"Vivid red. Explosive aromas of strawberry and raspberry preserves, potpourri, mocha and cola. Silky, bright and expansive, with lovely life and mineral lift giving a weightless quality to its sweet red fruit and floral pastille flavors. Really expands to saturate the palate, finishing with sweet tannins, slow-building spiciness and outstanding length."
International Wine Cellar
"Ripe and rich, concentrated and mannerly at one and the same time, this attractive wine splits the difference between the direct, deep reach of the Litton Estate bottling and the greater elegance of the Allen Vineyard version. It is a touch rounded to start, then firms up across the palate and tightens in the finish. It will benefit from a few years in the cellar and is sure to find a rich, supple stance over time."