• Beerzebub wrote:

    May 12, 2014 - PnP. Smells like berry juice (black currant, blackberry), "scorched earth"/ burnt tortilla, dark chocolate, cigar tobacco; has a streak of sappy, rooty freshness; oak is evident, but moderate and not out of place. On the palate, a little less characterful, but enjoyable enough. Berries, earth, and dark chocolate flavors are fairly cohesive; medium-full bodied; fairly dry, only a hint of sweetness; decent acidity. I'm not really a Napa cab fan, but this isn't bad; seems like a good value.

  • Wine Concert Guy Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 25, 2014 - Great, full taste. is at its peak. does not taste like it would gain with age at this point (2/2014)

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  • Escher Cellars wrote: 90 points

    December 29, 2013 - - Aromas of black currant and cherry and has flavours of raspberry, strawberry and cherry - Bold and full of fruit, cherry's on the nose with a semi-smooth silk finish.

  • Afineberg wrote: 95 points

    August 6, 2013 - Great nose. Rich Cherry and pepper. Very drinkable.

  • Blue Shorts Does not like this wine: 83 points

    June 1, 2013 - This wine is boring. It has too much oak and not enough acid.

  • Cbarbaroux wrote: 86 points

    April 6, 2013 - - Garnet color. It's somewhat balanced with a medium body. Smooth texture with a short finish - This wine is nice to the nose, fruity, and pleasant to the eye. It is low on tannins, has low acidity, is balanced, and is easy to drink. Its flavor is complex but fades away relatively quick and might be over-powered when combined with medium/strong meals (i.e. a matured cheddar and up). The wine is a typical representation of californian wines within that price bracket and lacks the presence of some of its european counterparts. All in all, I was expecting a little bit less and was well surprised.

  • CMN wrote: 84 points

    March 25, 2013 - Lots of purple and black fruits with a bit of spiciness. A touch sweet. Listed as 14.5% ABV, but comes off as hotter and thus obscuring the flavors. I think that some time will help this wine a bit, but it will never be anything special. Currently it tastes like a $15 supermarket wine.

  • wynnewood500 Likes this wine:

    March 14, 2013 - Medium to full bodied with teeth coating tannins, although not to tannic to enjoy. Dark fruit flavors with a bit of sweetness that softens the tannins.

  • corkscrews wrote: 87 points

    March 3, 2013 - A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Cab blend, with blackberry, black cherry, very juicy, some vanilla spice on finish. Better values out there.

  • zinfomaniac wrote: 85 points

    February 24, 2013 - This isn't what it was a few years ('07) ago but it's still enjoyable as accompaniment to a nice steak.