Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Builds slowly, offering a graceful mix of supple spice, dark berry, cedar and anise notes, gliding along elegantly, with touches of new oak and fine-grained tannins. This wows with harmony and finesse. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2024. 912 cases made.Drink Dates: 2013-2024Author: James Laube
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
- 47 bottles owned
- 16 collectors