(2012 Vintage) Medium to deep crimson in color with purple hues. A rich and perfumed aroma of Satsuma plum and raspberries mingles with white pepper, sweet spice, earthy tones and savory hints. Quite a mouthful of sweet and spicy fruit, balanced wonderfully with velvety yet youthfully austere tannins. A medium-bodied wine showing nice complexity with hints of cedar and vanilla, which in combination, flows through to the lengthy, pepper and spice finish.
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 161 on Oct-05
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/06