Dark, deep ruby color. Aromas of cherry, black cherry and plum fruit of raspberry and blackberry, toasted marshmallow and vanilla with hints of cocoa powder, chocolate and graham cracker. On the palate toasted oak and marshmallow with cherry and raspberry and hints of licorice, cocoa powder and sweetness, medium plus body with well integrated tannins that linger on the long finish. A nicely balanced wine, with enough acid and tannin to make this a more serious, longer lived wine that will go well with food.
Wine Spectator(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/05