(2012 Vintage) Compelling aromas of chili pepper, nuts, beeswax and dark fruits with dried strawberries. Hints of black olives and meat. Full body with extremely thick, silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This is layered and so structured, with fabulous length and density. Savory. Chocolate powder at the end.
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) "Beautiful aromas of blackberry, dried currant and Indian spices follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Wonderful texture. Focused, refined aftertaste of blackberry, brown sugar and spices. Merlot. Best after 2010. 680 cases made. - JS"
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/07
Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/98.