Sourced from the Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast AVAs, the Sonoma County epitomizes elegance. Notes of strawberry and cherry are complemented by blueberry aromas. Hints of dried herbs and allspice combine with notes of Earl Grey tea. The palate mimics the nose with pretty strawberry and cherry flavors, and an added essence of plum. There is enough acidity to provide freshness all the way to the cherry stone sensation on the finish. This is a serious wine that is fruit-forward yet can definitely be enjoyed in its youth.
"Medium-light to medium ruby; ripe, spicy, cherry and red berry fruit aroma with floral notes, and hints of dried herbs and mocha; medium body; nicely balanced, crisp, elegant, red fruit flavors with bright acidity, and a silky mouthfeel; medium tannin; lingering aftertaste. Developed with airing in the glass and very enjoyable to drink now, though deserving a few more years of bottle aging. Very highly recommended." – Guest Wine Review, 90 points.
33% new, 33% 1 year, 34% 2 year