(2006 Vintage) Deep and intense purple with violet tints.blackcurrant and mineral tones. The palate is medium bodied and fresh, with still youthful primary fruit flavors backed by some cedary notes and ripe silky tannins.
Deep ruby color with some rim variation. Complex and enticing nose of blackberries, concentrated cherries, cassis, meat drippings, and chocolate. Flavors of the same with coffee grounds and mild old. Long, lingering finish with medium-low tannins, medium acids, low alcohol. Ready to drink now but could cellar for an additional 5 years. Paired perfectly with red meat. Benefits from short decanting.
- about 4 years
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Bright ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of blackberry, licorice pastille and fresh herbs. Moderately dense and juicy, with menthol and herbal nuances giving the black fruit flavors a slightly weedy aspect. But this rather firm-edged wine shows good intensity. Finishes with dusty, slightly dry tannins.
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage)