Vinous 94 Points: “ Brilliant Red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red-fruits, star anise and cola along with a smoky mineral overtone. Juicy, lithe and precise on the palate, offering sweet, mineral-laced Chambord, rose pastille and spice cake flavors that deepen slowly with air. Delivers a suave blend of power and delicacy. Finishes gently tannic and sappy, with outstanding clarity and persistence.
Winery Notes: “We love the fruit from the high altitude Boekenoogen Vineyard and we feel privileged to make wine with it. This wine’s gorgeous bouquet and bright, energetic character is distinctive among all our other Santa Lucia Highlands’ bottlings. It begins with a captivating nose of violets and red fruit, followed by layers of blackberries, dark plum and spices (think cloves and nutmeg). There is an underlying minerality that is classic Santa Lucia Highlands. Bright acidity lifts the dark flavor notes and adds energy and interest. “
Only 350 cases were produced!!