(From 2013 Vintage) This beautiful wine offers a simply outstanding array of complex aromas, opening with fresh raspberry, black cherry preserves, strawberry rhubarb pie, rose petals, and violets. Traces of dried figs, Forest Nameko mushrooms, anise, and cloves balance the spectrum. Elegant fresh and dried fruit flavors liberally coat the palate while silky, seductive tannins carry through to a savory, persistent finish.
The 2008 Russian River Selection shows tremendous concentration and power from another strong vintage. Intense aromas of dark cherries and plums are matched with warm spices and a leathery earthiness. The palate show great depth, weight and acidity with a seductive texture leading to a balanced finished.