75 cases produced. 14% alcohol. From the Carli vineyard in Calistoga.
A powerfully fruity nose (reminds me of Turley) of black beryy syrup, smoke, vanilla, bramble, and sage. Very deep nearly opaque purple color. Lots of thick legs showing excellent coloration. Smooth plush and easily drinkable despite the obvious concentration of the wine. Low acid for the varietal. Moderate tannins, the wine finishes with slight bitterness reminscent to my palate of Amarone. Lots of power but I would like to see more complexity in the wine. 87+ points. Drink now through 2009.