(From 2011 Vintage) Bright red-ruby. Reticent nose offers cassis, spices and chocolatey oak, plus a touch of minerality. A juicy, spicy midweight with good intensity and spicy/herbal lift to its cool cassis and blackberry flavors. Finishes with substantial fine tannins and very good length.
(From 2010 Vintage) Deep, dense and concentrated, the flavors echo intense aromas of blueberry, bramble and cassis intermingled with cocoa, cinnamon and sweet, toasty oak. Bold, yet supple on the palate, the dark, richly-fruity flavors are balanced by a bright acidity and long finish.
Wine AdvocateRating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 94 on Aug-94
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/16/85