Aromatics of candied red fruit, vanilla, mocha, and campfire. It boasts flavors of baked red apples covered in butter and cinnamon with a rich entry and broad mid palate. The weight of the fore- and mid-palate over shadow the delicate dark chocolate finish which will lengthen with age.
84 Points, Wine Spectator:
"A rich, earthy, extracted style, with intense forest floor, sage and underbrush holding the upper hand on dried dark berry fruit. This has big tannins. Drink now through 2013. 1,000 cases made. –JL" (2009)
83 Points, Wine Enthusiast:
"O.K., but too sugary and tart, with sweet-and-sour Lifesaver candy flavors of raspberries and blackberries. S.H." (10/1/2009)