(From 2011 Vintage) COLOR: Bright with a dark ruby, purple core lightening slightly at the rim. AROMA: Aromatic with ripe black cherry, cassis and a touch of red berry brightness, with toasted vanilla, licorice, and cinnamon spice combined with cedar and subtle smoky cocoa notes. PALATE: Full bodied with black cherry, black currant, and red berry fruit, with complex spice of vanilla and licorice. The mid-palate shows savory cabernet notes with smoky cedar, chocolate, and continuing ripe black fruit.
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/97