Sponsored By: Lifford Wine & Spirits
Steve (91): An elegant well priced cabernet from the fairly cool Santa Ynez Valley about an hour's drive north of Santa Barbara. It is made from perfectly ripe fruit with none of the greenness that mars under-ripe cabernet. The fragrant nose shows aromas of black cherry and blackberry fruit with dark chocolate, basil and mint notes. The oak is well integrated into the vibrant palate with lemony acidity and mature gentle tannin. Try with prime rib or a rich meaty risotto. Excellent length. Best 2015 to 2022. Tasted March 2015.