San Francisco Chronicle Wine Selection June 2005
"Cherry-cola, tea, spice, violet, tobacco and forest floor aromas; soft cherry, light oak and earthy flavors; good acidity; long finish"
Wine Enthusiast December 2004
"Silky and light in texture, with good cool-climate acidity, and earthy, cherry-cola flavors"
MSNBC.com Ed Deitch November 2004
"The wine drinks beautifully now and the style reminds me of a lighter Burgundy. The flavors invoke cherry and blueberry, with orange notes on the finish. Hints of cedar, vanilla and spice come from seven months of aging in French oak. Its bright acidity makes it immediately refreshing and an able partner to food."
Recommended by the Chicago Value Wine Challenge, Beverage Tasting Institute