94 points Wine Enthusiast
"There's a great deal of sagebrush on the nose of this bottling from a vineyard in the eastern Sta. Rita Hills, along with red cherry, pencil lead and sandalwood. Dark cherry and cranberry flavors power the palate, the fruit wrapped in hickory smoke. Thyme flavors carry into the tannic finish."
Vinous Reverie Notes
One of Sta. Rita Hills’ newest and most exciting plantings, this vineyard sits along the eastern border of the AVA. The site’s 100-acres benefit from a myriad of exposures and marine influences, which together with premium clonal selection and high-density planting, produce exceptionally small clusters and berries. Tasting Notes: The wine exhibits dark plum and dark cherry with brown spice and hints of saltiness. The core is of black fruit with a finish that is long and smokey with hints of brown spice.