60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Sangiovese.
Dark ruby/purple colour to a violet rim. Aromas of cherry, plum, cedar, oak, vanilla, and raspberry. Medium-full bodied with plum, cedar, and vanilla. Moderate finish, ~25s. Lots of wood in this wine. Tannins are quite present. Hopefully a couple more years will allow the wine to integrate better. Would have thought it was a Bordeaux, not California due to the cedar notes. 87 points (10/31/2004).
Thanks to the highdesertwines for this wine.