The deep purple color is the first indicator of the ripe, rich, concentrated character of this wine. Layers of raspberry, blueberry, strawberry and cherry blend seamlessly with vanilla and toasted oak notes. The wine's luscious, soft entry is followed by gobs of deep dark fruit with just enough vanilla and toasted oak to add complexity without being overbearing. This wine is powerful but silky and balanced throughout the entire palate."A velvet sledgehammer: tremendous concentration, elegance and...
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/02