95 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2010
($120) Dark red-ruby. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, tobacco and cedary oak. Round, broad and sweet, with concentrated dark berry flavors enlivened by harmonious acidity. Really saturates the palate on the back end, finishing broad, rich and very long, with suave tannins. The most California typical of these wines.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
95+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
About Napa Valley
Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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