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About Havens Wine Cellars
Prior to selling his winery, Michael Havens made Merlot in a distinctly Bordeaux style, with a restrained sweetness and notes of lead pencil, minerals, game and tobacco leaf. He was also a pioneer of California Syrah in a distinctly northern Rhône style, typically showing notes of dark fruits, black pepper and gunflint.
91-93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2007
Good ruby-red. Slightly funky, claret-like aromas of black fruits, violet, licorice, chocolate and game. Sweet, rich and shapely, with nicely buffered acidity and good inner-mouth energy. Round and plump in the middle, then suave and long on the finish, with late-arriving dusty tannins and firm acids leavening the wine's sweetness. Very promising.