Inviting aromas of chocolate covered cherries, and toasted oak, seared red meat, a hint of molasses and dark roasted coffee beans. Black cherry, black berry, and black raspberry highlight the fruit profile by mouth, lovely interplay of the fruit and oak compliment an exquisitely soft and round mouthfeel. Drinking wonderfully now, this wine will continue to cellar beautifully for another 5 years. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec. Alder Ridge, Sundance and Kiona vineyards. Aged in French(71%) and American(29%) oak(57% new). 167 cs produced.
91Points – A full 13-years-old on release, this wine is in perfect bloom, with tertiary aromas of leather, dried cherry, cocoa and vanilla. The cranberry and cherry flavors are tart and lithe, lingering on the finish. It still has life in front of it but is in a sweet spot. SEAN P. SULLIVAN