(2011 Vintage) Vivid ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of candied flowers, raspberry and Asian spices, with a deeper cola nuance emerging with air. Lively and precise on the palate, offering sappy red fruit flavors of uncommon depth. Rich but lithe and focused, with excellent finishing clarity and lingering spiciness.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2002 Vintage) The darkest, ripest and most stuffed of the Williams Selyem contingent, this big-bodied wine is oozing with chocolate and shows overtones of blackberry jam along with its more conventional themes of cherries. It is decked out with a full measure of caramelly oak and is fattened by its high content of glycerin. The closing heat that its ready ripeness predicts is hard to ignore, and, while its richness is never in question, we think its over-the-top style will have fewer fans than that of its more...
Burghound(2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Burghound in Issue 19, Jul 01, 2005.
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