Roses and toasted almonds come to mind on first whiff. Later those of orange marmalade, wild fennel and jasmine tea appear. A perfect food wine.
Dark, crisp fruit is enveloped in a smoky sweet blanket that is hard to forget. Evokes sitting around the embers of a dying fire on a cold fall night.
Loaded with deep, dark, blue fruit smells. Underneath the fruit lies a savory salt-cured meat aroma that really gets you salivating. The mouth is round, sweet feeling (though it’s bone-dry), and just plain delicious.
Unabashedly Californian. Huge wild and grapey aromas pumped out by huge alcohol, huge sweet-spicy and tarry flavors, huge melted tannins. If you think bigger is better, this is the Amazonian God or Goddess.
Our 2010 “Villa Vista” pumps out an amazing volume of exotic red fruits and flowers (red currants and passion flower).
Exhibits a fascinating mix of aromas and flavors with a beautiful tension between fresh and cooked fruits, floral notes and meatiness, and bright, weighty acidity.