(From 2008 Vintage) This opens with a pretty garnet color and subtle aromas of spice, crème de cassis, leather and tobacco. The wine shows compact lines with tight structure, bright acidity and a lingering note of smoky ash on the close. The style is traditional, sour and bright.
(From 2004 Vintage) Wonderful floral, raspberry and cherry character follows through to a full body, with fine tannins and a chewy finish. Tight and structured, with bright acidity.
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/03.