This vintage was a winemaker's dream come true; beautiful, ripe fruit making gorgeous rich, supple, and intense wine. Aromatics of black currant, tobacco, and mushroom lead into notes of fennel, plum, violet, blackberry fruit leather, and earth on the palate. Pair with smoked meats and hard cheeses.
92 points, Seal of Approval - Blue Lifestyle, Anthony Dias Blue
“Shimmering red. Ripe, spice-tinged cherry and raspberry aromas are complicated by suggestions of candied flowers, musky earth and licorice. Palate-coating red and blue fruit flavors show fine definition and an exotic spice flourish on the back half. At once powerful and lively in style, offering impressive depth and thrust as well as mineral and spice qualities on a very long, subtly tannic finish. 17% new oak.” - Vinous, Josh Raynolds, 92 points:
“Aromas of plum, cherry, mushroom and vanilla with cedar undertones. Medium-bodied with plush tannins and fresh acidity. Spicy and vibrant with juicy, slightly sweet character on the palate. Supple finish.” - James Suckling, 91 points