Plush and harmonious, this red is alluring yet subtle, with intense flavors backed by an impressive structure. Look for black currant, cocoa, cigar box and mineral notes now, and expect further complexity as this evolves.
94 Points-Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate “A dense purple color with an impressive bouquet of pain grille, mineral, spice box, lavender, black cherry, and blackberry. Dense and structured on the palate, it is likely to evolve for another 10-12 years and drink well through 2030.”
94 Points-Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar “Vivid ruby. Exotic aromas of raspberry and blackberry preserves, cherry-vanilla, cola, incense and potpourri. Weighty, creamy red and dark berry flavors are sweetened by vanillin oak and enlivened by pepper and spice qualities. The dark berry notes build with air and carry through the long, sweet finish. Very exotic stuff; give it a few years of bottle aging to let the oak and fruit harmonize.”< p>92 Points-The Wine Spectator “Racy and vivid, this modern red brims with black raspberry and blueberry fruit, backed by spicy oak, with cinnamon and mineral accents. The velvety texture is framed by well-integrated tannins. Drink now through 2018.”