Drink Dates: 2007-2011
Good color and the legs show slight amounts of pigmentation. A fine but rather reticent nose of cherry and cedar with some stone, tangerine peel, and mineral nuances. Smooth with chocolate and amorphous tart fruit on the finish. Moderate tannin and fairly high acidity (which is quite nice considering the vintage). A blend of 50% Cabernet, 29% Merlot, 13% Franc, and 4% each of Petite Verdot and Malbec aged in oak for 22 months. Most of this wine comes from the Komes Ranch Vineyard that straddles the border between Rutherford and St. Helena.