(2009 Vintage) Opaque ruby. Smoky, oak-accented aromas of cherry, blackberry and violet, with an exotic note of Indian spices in the background. Fleshy and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering lively red and dark berry flavors and a hint of candied licorice. Finishes with youthful tannic grip and good spicy persistence.
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/01