Nice showing by this stalwart of Santa Barbara County.  Purple in color with garnet swirls.  On  the Black raspberries, black pepper and roasted meats.  Full bodied.  On the palate, lots of black raspberry fruit, some alcohol notes and a bit of earthiness.  Long finish.  Very tasty.  It took a few minutes to open.  This will improve a bit over the next five years and drink well for eight to ten more after that.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91
Vintage: 
2017

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