Wine Spectator | Rating: 87Firm and sturdy, with a chunky core of herb- and oak-laced dark berry and graphite flavors. Never eases up on tannic strength, which may be the biggest obstacle here. Best from 2020 through 2032. 1,081 cases made.Author: 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
- 11 bottles owned
- 5 collectors