One of the more interesting California Tempranillos out there. The grapes come from the estate vineyard in a cool region of the southern Vaca Mountains. The wine has a minerally tang that must come from the soil. It's bone dry, silky and crisp, with earthy flavors of cherries and herbs. New oak has been tastefully applied. Tastes and feels like a combination of Pinot Noir and Merlot.