92 points, Wine SpectatorThe grapes were harvested primarily from our Rutherford estate with a splash from another vineyard to really enhance the appellations characteristics. Fruit was selected from the older blocks that are planted in Pleasanton Loam soils.Charming aromas of blackberries, stewed plums, chocolate mint, tobacco, earth and spice emerge from the glass. This is a full-bodied wine with loads of black fruit preserves and crème de cassis. It has a good mid-palate depth and velvety tannins. The finish is balanced and lingers.