International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Vivid red. Deeper and darker in profile than the RRV bottling, displaying aromas and flavors of black raspberry, cherry and candied rose. Sappy and expansive in the mouth, with supple tannins adding shape to the very long, sweet, alluringly perfumed finish. I find this wine surprisingly approachable now but it also has the depth to suggest that patience will be rewarded.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2012
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
- 16 bottles owned
- 3 collectors