Aromas open with rich clove, tobacco and cocoa powder. Earthy flavors join in, with hints of leather, wild mushroom and cedar.
a little over a reasonable sweetness factor, a bit cloying without a whole lot of complexity, but reasonable structure and a nice wine. fruit is definitely there front and center!
A late and even cooler-than-average season, the 2010 harvest yielded wines of elegant structure and finesse. The 2010 Los Carneros release is an excellent example of the region's dark, earthy style with a smooth, silky texture that emphasizes the juicy acidity and rich, savory quality of the vintage. The nose is highlighted by lovely forest floor elements, including hints of cedar and morels, while the palate is rich with dark plum, cocoa powder, espresso and clove