(2012 Vintage) This well-balanced and darkly colored wine evokes the scents of saddle leather, coffee and plum, with traces of smokiness amidst its rich fruit. A smooth entry on the palate leads into ripe flavors of plums, prunes and cocoa, balanced by acidity and a grippy tannin character. On the finish: a harmony of fresh earthiness, smoky notes and cocoa's lingering, inviting warmth.
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/05
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05