95 Points - The Tasting Panel
Super aromatic with a perfume of cherry vanilla and cedar earth. Grown on gravelly sous in Mendocino County, north of Boonville and aged 10 months in 41% new French oak. Notes of black cherry, a pinch of salt on a tobacco leaf and an earthy, sandalwood vibe throughout. Round and plump, it delivers a savory side of black olive and anise.
This is one of those. Dark and bright, it ticks the rich fruit complexity boxes with a flourish.
It has that ethereal spiciness and baking cherry charm of Anderson Valley, but there’s a meatiness and weight behind it that gives the wine a fuller, deeper feel.