Medium red. Aromatic nose of cranberry, cherry, clove, eucalyptus, pepper and orange peel. Slightly cooked red fruit flavors are complemented by sweet, spicy oak. Plenty of texture and lingering spicy flavor, but the light tannins are slightly dry. Also tasted: 1997 Semillon Livermore Valley Reserve*, 1997 Chardonnay Reserve Edna Valley*, 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard Napa Valley*.