($85-$122) Deep ruby-red. Deep, slightly reduced, carnal aromas of blackberry skin, cassis, wild strawberry and gunflint. Powerful, concentrated and fresh, with tangy flavors of raspberry, strawberry, minerals and spices. Dense, deep and lush, but the wine's lovely vinosity gives the flavors excellent delineation. Finishes very long and strong, with fine tannins. (Opici Import Company, Glen Rock, NJ; and Premium Brands, Forest Hills, NY)
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: September/October 2003
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Dark ruby, with an amber edge. Intense aromas of ripe plum and fresh mushroom follow through to a full body, with soft tannins and a fresh clean finish. Crisp and decadent.