David Goodwin: "This region is often overlooked when we think of California Cabernet. The enterprising Ron Donati, son of Italian immigrants knew that and purchased a vineyard in 1998 just East of the famed Mt Harlan AVA .It benefits from the cool Monterey fog and the varied soil of limestone, clay, and sandy loams. A rich, lush flavor profile of plum, dark chocolate, blackberry, and cassis. A long luxuriant finish with hints of cedar, red currant, vanilla, and coffee bean. This is one serious wine at a very affordable price."