"This wine has been interesting since it first came out, and with the commanding 2006, it takes its place as one of the best Tempranillo-based red wines in California. It’s bone dry, and while it’s a little soft in acidity, the tannins are so refined that the wine retains structure. Flavor-wise, it’s all cherries, cedar and rich, earthy mulch notes. - S.H. (12/1/2009)"