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Santa Cruz Mountains Meritage Awarded 91 Points by Stephen Tanzer
Opaque ruby. Smoke- and mineral-accented aromas of cherry, cassis, licorice and lavender. Shows impressive complexity for such a youthful wine, offering sweet dark berry preserve, bitter cherry and sweet chewing tobacco character and hints of vanilla and peppery spices. Fine-grained tannins give grip to the finish, which strongly repeats the cherry and floral notes. There's plenty of depth and structure here for aging but a lot of upfront appeal as well.