The Southern Oregon three-generation winemaking team of Cal Schmidt, his daughter, René Brons and grandson Duncan Brons now have 12 career Platinums to their credit, and four of those are for work with the popular Spanish red. The beautiful nose fills your face with cherries, currants and toasted oak. That theme is realized within a gorgeously framed mouthfeel where the tannins come off as so refined, they are borderline opulent. Awards: Oregon Wine Experience (gold), Savor Northwest (gold), Denver International (gold).
Rating: Double Platinum, 97 points
Production: 109 cases