(2011 Vintage) There are about sixty flavor compounds that are possible in wine. In an average year, we are able to coax about thirty out of the fruit—the 2012 wines have them all. As exuberant as this wine is, it will only continue to impress as all those flavor compounds fuse over time. The intriguing dark rosewood color of this wine is accentuated by tantalizing aromas. The dominant fruit scents favor black plums, currants and other darker fruits with more complex aromas of graphite and smoked meats. On the palate, one finds savory flavors of mocha and Italian herbs, rounded out by fruity nuances of black raspberries and van cherries. Built to last, this wine will gracefully age for five to eight years, further complimenting the luscious and expansive mouth feel with aged pinot noir characteristics.
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/10/2013