My Rating 84 Points.
Ruby in color with a brick rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, bell pepper, peppercorn, vegetables and smoke.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, tar, pencil lead, peppercorn, smoke and bitter vegetables.
Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.
This California Red Blend is on the way out by now. Soft and smooth with nice complexity and balance.
A bit heavy on the vegetables and herbs, though, and a little bitter on the ending.
14.5% alcohol by volume.