(2012 Vintage) with deep, ripe aromas of crushed blackberries, dark cherries, bittersweet chocolate and violets. The highly saturated black-fruit flavors echo the aromas as they expand across the palate and persiston the finish. Nuances of toffee and toasted oak spices, from aging in 100 percent new French oak barrels, add even more complexity.
Rich, dense and chewy, with earthy currant, herb, cedar and dried berry flavors that are intense and concentrated, offering a dash of anise and dry oak before the tannins sweep in. Decant or cellar short term. Best from 2008 through 2013. 10,500 cases made
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/08
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/06
Wine Spectator(2008 Vintage) Impressive for its stylish delicacy, finesse and subtle details, this firm red offers complex loamy earth, cherry, currant and plum flavors that build and gain traction on the finish, where the tannins have a pleasing loamy edge.
Wine Advocate(1966 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 80 on Apr-92
Wine Spectator(1967 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/00