($285) Full red-ruby. Complex, cool aromas of musky raspberry, ripe strawberry, minerals, pepper and flowers. Intensely flavored and penetrating, with a primary, sappy character and powerful minerality to the crushed fruit flavors. The back end shows superb slow-building length and great verve. This is almost sweeter after you swallow than when it's in your mouth.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2007
Burghound | Rating: 92
Pretty and nicely elegant dark berry fruit aromas that are moderately earthy introduce big, powerful and firmly structured medium to full-bodied flavors that are rich, intense and mouth coating and it's clear that this is a wine to be reckoned with yet one that does not lack for a certain elegance, all wrapped in an explosive yet solidly balanced finish.