Colour: Bright crimson with a vibrant purple accented hue. Aroma: Notes of black cherry, fresh blackberry, fresh lavender, pastry crust, and dark chocolate. Palate: Hits the palate with vibrancy and pop. Bright berry notes dance across the palate. Medium to full bodied with richness of fruit balanced by bright refreshing acidity. Tannins are prominent but melt beautifully into a wall of fruit. Finished with a lovely long palate, accented by notes of red licorice, lavender, and dark chocolate with a creamy texture from lees contact.
drank with manchengo cheese bread & green olives ( from Italian centre downtown) mixed w/ fennel.
not good. barely drinkable. screw top. full bodied but astringent and out of balance.
Tried at caprice lunch with Irene, sommer, Danae. Red berry, cedar, smooth tannins.
Gabe brought this wine to supper club.
everyone at wine club enjoyed!
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/06/2013
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/12/2014