(2009 Vintage) Blood red with ruby highlights, it has a clear-cut, intense nose with overtones of vanilla, spices, withered roses and underbrush. The palate is dry, but soft, full bodied, velvety and well balanced, and is engagingly complex throughout the lengthy finish.
deep and dark and mysterious, just like the man I'm drinking it with- whose Birthday happens to be today.(nov2) I smell oak spices and cedar and dark fruit. also tomato. surpisingly dense and chewy for 10 yrs old. this thing would have lived MANY more years. this is incredible juice. yes.
Wine Spectator(2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/02/2013
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage)