Focus on California’s North Coast (May 2009)

Medium red. Energetic red and dark berry scents, with suave notes of potpourri and smoky minerals adding complexity. Deep black raspberry and cherry flavors are firmed by silky tannins and gain sweetness and spiciness with air. The mineral quality lingers impressively on the long, juicy finish, which leaves a sweet red berry note behind. Livelier than the Central Coast bottling, and drinking very well now.