(From 2012 Vintage) with deep, ripe aromas of crushed blackberries, dark cherries, bittersweet chocolate and violets. The highly saturated black-fruit flavors echo the aromas as they expand across the palate and persiston the finish. Nuances of toffee and toasted oak spices, from aging in 100 percent new French oak barrels, add even more complexity.
(From 2010 Vintage) This vintage boasts exceptionally powerful yet elegant flavors. The highly saturated aromas and expansive, richly textured flavors brim with deep blackberry and cassis expression. Layered nuances of espresso bean, crushed anise seed, bay leaf, violet and toasted oak contribute complexity to the sumptuous dark-fruit character.
2008 WS 91; firm, ripe, rich, concentrated. full bodied and tight focused, chewy core of dried currant, mineral, fresh earth, spice, licorice and dried sage. dense and full bodied finish. best '11 to '18; 9K cases
fantastic tasted in napa ca November 2012 purchased 2 bottles
- about 3 years
- over 2 years
Wine SpectatorImpressive for its stylish delicacy, finesse and subtle details, this firm red offers complex loamy earth, cherry, currant and plum flavors that build and gain traction on the finish, where the tannins have a pleasing loamy edge.