Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Rated 92 points by Stephen Tanzer`s International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby. ?Pungent smoke- and spice-accented aromas of raspberry, cherry-cola and zesty minerals.? Offers vibrant red fruit and candied rose flavors, with a touch of bitter blood orange adding focus and grip. ?Shows the urgency of a cooler vintage but with the depth of fruit one expects from wines made from this area. ?Finishes silky and long, with resonating minerality and excellent spicy persistence."