In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 3 weeks. Malolactic in barrels.
(From 2009 Vintage) Bright, ruby red in color. The bouquet opens with ripe, dark cherries, violets and plums, complemented by a hint of spice. This wine has great structure and the palate is typically rich and full with the characteristic fine, supple tannins of the vintage.
Wine AdvocateRating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 144 on Dec-02
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/02