Considerably less ripe than the winery's Sonoma Valley bottling, with tomato, beet, sauteed mushroom and herb aromas and flavors, although there's a chewy core of black cherry in there. Of course, Carneros is a cold, foggy place. I don't think this wine will age, but this is a solidly made, good wine. It's a question of pairing it with appropriate food. —S.H.