(From 2009 Vintage) Totally opaque black crimson color with deep dark crimson red hue. The nose shows lifted notes of violets and blackcurrant followed by some dark mulberry, tobacco, earthy cedar and light spice. Mid weight with elegant and refined flavors of dark mulberry, cedar, earthy tobacco and spice. Fine grained, yet dry dusty tannin structure. Medium to long aftertaste of dark ripe mulberry, earthy tobacco and spicy cedar.
(From 2004 Vintage) Black cherry, licorice and menthol aromas. A supple, pliant midweight from nicely ripe fruit. Features firm minerality, sweet tannins and good length but could use more personality.