Wine Spectator | Rating: 96Bold, rich and complex, yet delicate and graceful, featuring finely detailed currant, dark berry and licorice notes, with jazzy spice and mocha-scented oak leading to a long, firming finish that gains depth and dimension.Author: James Laube
Self | Rating: 97One of the best California Cabernets that I have tasted. This is a huge wine, very dark and deep. The full body has plums, figs, and fruitcake. The toasty oak is there but in perfect proportion. The tannins are present on the finish but they blend nicely.Author: Litig8tr
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
- 208 bottles owned
- 37 collectors
- Average collector rating: 97
(Out of 37 collectors)