$15 Cali The wine?s characteristics are typical to our Estate fruit with aromas and flavors of dark stone fruit, black licorice and earth. Further aeration reveals layers of blackberry, herbs, cedar and tobacco. On the mouth the wine is complex and full-bodied with ripe, balanced tannins, a juicy middle and long smooth finish. The low pH and tannin structure will support several years of aging.
$13 Cali, Earthy/Spicy Irony 2008 Napa Valley Merlot opens with aromas of ripe raspberry and blackberry with undertones of savory dried spice, sage and hints of peppermint. Earthy flavors are layered with accents of blackberry jam, toasted oak and vanilla. Firm tannins, balanced by juicy fruit and moderate acidity guide this medium-bodied wine to a long finish. Enjoy this wine with steak, grilled lamb and hard cheeses.
$11. Cali. With a deep garnet color and a delicious array of aromatics?from juicy cherry and cranberry to anise, cocoa and toffee?the wine shows off its varietal roots to good advantage. On the palate, it is lush and inviting in texture, while offering a fine red fruit flavor profile along with suggestions of bittersweet chocolate and caramel oak.