Wine Enthusiast, 94 Points- The longer this wine breathes in the glass the better it gets. At first sip, it's obviously a very good wine, richly tannic and deeply impressive in blackberries, cassis and oak, with a firm minerality that grounds it. But as it warms and airs, the fascinating palate begins to unfold. Will age effortless for many years.
From the winemaker- Volcanic Hill, the warmest of our microclimates, is comprised of eight-acres of south-facing hillside vineyard. The consistency of the gray soil is that of fluffy, volcanic ash, originally deposited from the eruption of Mt. Konocti eight million years ago.