Wine experts say this Red wine delivers as promised, with aromas of apricot, pineapple and ripe peach. Weighty and round, the palate seems almost oily, while the finish is lifted but more flat. Coming in at 12.8% alcohol, which is more than twice the listed alcohol for California wine, gives a little signal edge to the apricot and vanilla flavors. It`s entirely dry, but the alcohol gives it a little edge. It`s distinctly sweet, with peachy acidity. The vineyard is in Coombsville, a relatively cool subregion of the Napa Valley, and the wine shows a real Burgundian flair. It`s annotated with a stylistic mix of prune, tar, leather and earth, with the volatiles amped up but not quite lost in the background. The acidity is strong and the fruit is fresh but not entirely fresh, suggesting plenty of texture.