(From 2011 Vintage) This deep purple powerhouse opens with dark chocolate, raspberries and boysenberry, toffee, and nutmeg on the palate. With white pepper notes, its bold structure and refreshing acidity support a hint of smoaky oak and lead into a finish of cherry cola.
(From 2012 Vintage) Deep, intense aromas of allspice, truffle, fig, sasparilla, & brown sugar pop when met with a palate of fresh black cherry & blueberry. The fruit aromas develop into earthier spice notes of saffron, nutmeg, marzipan, cedar, & smoky tobacco. A carefully balanced wine with elegant tannins & a long finish.
Wine AdvocateRating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 111 on Jun-97
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/97