Medium-full crimson color. The aromas reveal strong, black cherry and fresh raspberry accents, with a subtle hint of anise. On the palate, the wine is medium full-bodied, generously fruity, with sappy berry flavors, low tannin and a hint of black pepper in the finish. Juicy, well-balanced and bright.
California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.