Wine Spectator 88 points - Supple and easygoing, with appealing flavors of black cherry, toasty oak and herb. Drink now through 2018. 475,000 cases made. From California.-T.F.
Deep cherry fruit hits both the nose and palate upon the first sip, followed by soft hints of summer anise. Touches of pipe tobacco and spicy oak lend weight to the finish, trailed by firm, assertive tannins.