The elevation of this vineyard lends itself to exhibit a distinct aromatic quality, where the classic Sonoma Valley red fruit character is taken to a new level. Intensely perfumed with violet and cherry, this decadence is greeted on the palate with some serious structure. Sweet spices and toffee are balanced with power and acidity that will allow this wine to age effortlessly for many years. Cellar Recommendation: Now through 2040.
"...Bold and punchy in the glass, with tons o fsavory/earthy character, the 2017 has a lot going on. Cedar, sweet pipe tobacco, menthol, licorice and wild cherry...This Sonoma Valley site is one of the most distinctive sites in California, as are the wines."
Antonio Galloni, Vinous (May 2021)