90 points & Editors' Choice, Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast, Jun 2019
Ripe fruit flavors and a generous helping of oak spices make this full-bodied wine flavorful and easy to sip. It brings cinnamon and red cherry to the nose, and black cherry, cranberry and baking spices to the palate. Editors' Choice.
Aged for 9.5 months in 98% French (18% new) oak barrels for hints of toast, vanilla and cedar aromas.
Lots are kept separate until the final blend so that our winemakers have the ability to craft a wine that exhibits the perfect blend of flavors and aromas from each region.
Cool California Coast Sourcing.
Monterey County grapes develop the floral nuances and structure along with flavors of ripe strawberry, raspberry and black berry.
Santa Barbara County infuses the wine with dark cherry lushness.
Grapes are grown in cool coastal vineyards on benchland rolling hillsides and mountain tops resulting in small, densely-flavored grapes which create well-structured wines..