(From 2012 Vintage) Dark garnet in color and nearly black at the core, the wine opens with concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry and wild blueberry, delicate notes of red raspberry and lavender, and a fresh waft of crushed slate. The silky entry is intense with cassis, black cherry and bitter chocolate, yet bright with red cherry and plum, grounded by notes of crushed stone. This powerful wine crescendos into a long, lingering finish.
Aromas of ripe bing cherry, plum and fresh-roasted espresso beans echo in the wine's rich, dark flavors. An earthy minerality lends intriguing complexity before the mouth-feel softens to silky tannins on the finish.
Blend 50% merlot, 29% cab and petit Verdot. A little sweet and drinks like a Raumbuaer zinfandel. Lighter in color. Lower alcohol and med viscosity. Ruby red color. Low acid.
Love this full bodied Bordeaux style blend!!
- almost 3 years
- about 3 years
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/15/2012