($16) Deep red. Pungent, floral, spicy nose exudes strong aromas of blackberry, bitter cherry, beef jerky and musky underbrush. Sweet oak spice and floral pastilles accent intense redcurrant and cherry flavors, with suggestions of earthy tobacco and succulent herbs. Finishes with deeper, darker blackcurrant and plum flavors and well-managed, silky tannins. Offers impressive complexity for the money.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: July/August 2006
Wine Spectator | Rating: 87
Tight, jazzy and distinctive for its mint and rosemary nuances. Offers berry and roasted red pepper flavors that linger through the finish.