'Highly recommended,' California Grapevine: "[$55 list] Medium-dark ruby; attractive, herbal, spicy, cassis and blackberry fruit aroma with notes of dill and coconut from the prominent American oak; full body; tight, herbal, spicy, dark berry fruit flavors with a trace of mocha, and a smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Very approachable now. Highly recommended. 14.5% alcohol; 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; released February 2012. (Mar 2012)"
Producer notes: "Wonderful aromas of blackberry and cassis with hints of clove and sweet vanilla
are inviting. The palate is full and rich; packed with ripe dark berry and plum flavors rounded out by a nice long fi nish. It is drinking beautifully now, and will continue to develop complexity with time."