Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Rated 93 points by Stephen Tanzer`s International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby.? Pungent, smoke-tinged aromas of dried cherry, blackberry and musky herbs, with a potpourri nuance building in the glass.? Juicy, concentrated and expansive, offering cherry-cola and licorice pastille flavors and a hint of rose.? Building tannins shape the clinging, smoky finish, which leaves a bitter cherry note behind.? Bob Cabral told me he thinks this vineyard is producing more masculine wines than it did in the past."