"With a vineyard selection from English Hill, Holder and Devoto vineyards and a clonal selection typical of the Sonoma County AVAs, the clones are Dijon 115, 667 and 777. What makes this wine stand out is its elegant multi-layered flavors. The numerous red berry flavors are co-mingled with orange rind and hints of tobacco. Smokey tannins are almost certainly a combination of the oak barrel as well as the toast and clone 777 which allows for a smooth and yet masculine tannin on the palate. Once again, we have a fine wine capable of aging through 2025, if not longer. It’s important to remember proper cellaring to truly enjoy this wine a decade from now. Classic pairings are pork loin or chops, as well as Thanksgiving turkey."
- John Haggard, Sophie's Cellars