Dark red-purple in color with classic aromas of Rutherford dust, black cherries and a hint of red licorice. The palate is lush with upfront flavors of chocolate covered cherries, flowing into raspberry, followed by long lasting chocolate and coffee flavors. The expression of the arc of flavor is beautiful and rich from first taste to last. 90 Points - Wine Advocate
HARVEST & WINEMAKING
What a rollercoaster of a year the 2008 growing season was. It was a challenging vintage to say the least. The tonnage load was extremely light due to many of the factors listed and it is a testament to our determined growers and still ideal grape growing climate that, even with everything thrown at this vintage, the wines came out rich, ripe, and decadent.