Big oak and a touch of reduction show through on the nose of this appellation wine, as full-figured flavors of crème brûlée, pineapple and Gravenstein applesauce play along a gravelly texture. Highlights of nutmeg and ginger spice the fruit well.
Made predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this bold full-bodied blend is invitingly floral in cherry blossom and coconut flakes, the oak showy and present. Cherry and cassis flavors are rounded and rich on the palate and the body brawny and broadly defined in tannin and oak.
This John Legend-led partnership is a blend of 55% Petite Sirah, 39% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot. Bright, focused red cherry and cassis meets soft rounded tannin that contributes to a seamless offering of velvety texture.