Amador County, California
Clear and mostly transparent ruby-violet color, lighter at the rims, overall more bright than glowing. In the nose presents good translation of sourness, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry to green apple scents, moderate but obvious butterscotch and toffee oak accents, smattering of eucalyptus, just juicy berry fruit. Medium-bodied and juicy here too while showing a surprising degree of structure, more based in tannin at this point. Here too apple adds tone to the raspberry, blueberry, boysenberry fruit. A bit hollow in the mid-palate. The caramel, vanilla fudge takes up less space than in the nose. Even with the higher toned quality of the fruit it is in no way complex.
88 points