Pronounced fruity and spicy
aroma with notes of leather, tar, dark chocolate and violets, along with oak spice.
Medium structure with good fruit on the palate. The tannins are balanced. With good
length and an earthy finish.
Wine Spectator 91 points - A smoky red, with hints of tar and mineral running through the flavors of sun-dried cherry, black currant, anise and fresh earth, with just a touch of ground espresso. Refined overall, but with firm tannins for support. Drink now through 2016. 1,110 cases made. AN
(Oct 15 2011)