The wine is clear and bright with a medium ruby color and presence of legs. The nose is clean and developing, showing medium intensity aromas of cedar, vanilla, chocolate, dark plums, dark cherries, licorice and anise. The wine is dry in the mouth with a medium acidity.
Wine Spectator"This generous red shows a plush texture, with plum and blackberry fruit flavors matched by chocolate oak notes and supported by ripe tannins. It matches concentration with focus, and stays balanced and fresh through the long, spicy finish. Drink now through 2012."
DecanterRating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Dense and backward, plenty of fruit, leather and spice. Well-judged oak. Inky, but seamless and long, with good balance of fruit, oak, acid. Drink now.