(From 2009 Vintage) Totally opaque black crimson color with deep dark crimson red hue. The nose shows lifted notes of violets and blackcurrant followed by some dark mulberry, tobacco, earthy cedar and light spice. Mid weight with elegant and refined flavors of dark mulberry, cedar, earthy tobacco and spice. Fine grained, yet dry dusty tannin structure. Medium to long aftertaste of dark ripe mulberry, earthy tobacco and spicy cedar.
(From 2008 Vintage) Deep red-ruby. Initially reticent but deep nose hints at blueberry juice, blackberry liqueur and roasted smoky plum. Creamy and sweet on entry, with black fruit and mineral flavors given a firm edge by licorice and herbs.
Wine SpectatorRating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/96