International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Deep red. Sexy oak spice and vanilla accent ripe, jammy red berry and exotic tobacco aromas. Lush, open and smooth, with sweet red and dark berry flavors, very gentle tannins and a persistent vanilla bean note on the finish. There's more than enough fruit to handle the new oak (50% new French) here, and the overall impression is suave and delicious.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2007
Self | Rating: 91Author: Chrisrawg
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 7 bottles owned
- 5 collectors
- Average collector rating: 91
(Out of 5 collectors)