(2012 Vintage) This wine is rich, dense, and the palate follows through on the nose’s promise. Aromatics of chocolate-covered cherries, black licorice, and rosemary predominate. There is good strength up front with flavors of cranberry, black cherry, dried black tea leaves, and a touch of graphite. It is refreshing and has a juicy mid-palate with a vanilla coffee toffee finish. The tannins are seamlessly integrated making this wine a classic example of why a blend can be so good.