(From 2013 Vintage) here is a palpable edginess to the nose with blackberry, tart red cherry and crushed stone that is extremely well-defined. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, the judicious oak deftly interwoven into the crisp blackberry and blueberry fruit. The finish pulls back the throttle: refined, nicely focused with a wonderfully poised finish.
Elegant style, with lovely boysenberry and raspberry fruit, and plenty of vanilla, spice and chocolate shadings too. Lengthy, focused finish. All these notes give elegance and complexity to the wine. Very sweet but consistent tannins.
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/07.
Wine & SpiritsCoconut and dill aromas rise from the nose, and they are surrounded by berry, cassis and floral scents. The palate is tight, honest and a little hard, with middle-of-the-road berry flavors tinged with herbs. There's size and power to this wine, but also balance. Compared to previous years, it's a little generous but still a good way to go.