A late release from a great vintage, this wine is still tightly wound. Opens with aromas of spiced apple, complex with smoky, vanilla-accented oak. In the mouth, it's rich and spicy, with a core of steel. The tannins are firm; the acidity high. It's very well structured. Not a blockbuster when compared with other California wines, but you just might find yourself reaching for it over some $60 fruit bomb. Best Buy.