(2008 Vintage) "Where do we start?! With complex aromas of raspberry, plum, white chocolate and a touch of smoky earth, it is rich and layered with spicy dark fruit, chocolate and silky tannins." - winery
WA: 90 pts '...deep garnet-purple color and a slightly closed nose of black currant cordial, mulberries, espresso and tree bark with a whiff of bacon. Full-bodied, ripe, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a good foundation of crisp acid and a medium level of silky tannins, finishing long...' - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, www.erobertparker.com
this is a bold taste great with a rare cooked filet. also a great drinking wine as a second bottle, but not a starter
drink now to 2017. mulberry, espresso, tree bark & bacon. full body, spicy, long finish.
surprisingly smooth with great flavor
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/23/2014
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/07/2014