This wine is gorgeous, leaning toward an elegant, red-fruited style rather than the typical
Californian profile of dark ripe berries. The oak is likewise subtle in character, with a
lighter toast profile that accentuates rather than masks the fruit, while adding length
and texture to the palate. Packaged in heavy glass and sealed with antique-gold wax.
Smoky notes rise from the glass opening to dark cherry, strawberry
and cocoa powder with a hint of subtle baking spice. There is a luscious blast of black
cherry on the palate, with oak notes and pleasing mouthfeel. Herb and oak
show midway through the palate and carry through to the smooth finish.