92 Pts. - "Blackberry, charred sage, beef crust and cedar notes introduce this blend of 48% Merlot
, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon
, 13% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc
. It’s lively on the palate, with a lingering finish of dried cherries." Tasting Panel 92 Pts. - "Diverse soils from Paso Robles - stony alluvium for the Cabernet Sauvignon
and sandy loam for the Petit Verdot and Cab Franc, along with clay from vineyards across the appelation for the 48% of Merlot
- are the foundation for this outstanding blend. French oak creaminess and a lingering fragrance offer up charm from nose to palate: violets and other exotic floral tones, plums, vanilla and cassis. "I look for color first, then power, when it comes to Merlot
," says Winemaker Don Brady. He nailed it."