Medium red-ruby color. Black cherry and licorice on the nose, with an herbal nuance. Silky, dense and fine-grained, with black fruit flavors lifted by a violet note. Finishes with building, dusty, rather sweet tannins and lovely persistence. Still a bit tight but this has style.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2007
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Relatively light, slightly raw nose. The acidity stands out. Quite stringy. One of the few wines where there didn't seem to be quite enough fruit weight.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90
This is a sinewy red, with dense tannins shoring up its cherry and earth notes. A bit tough and square now, but shows concentration as well as purity at its core.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Burghound | Rating: 92
This too is airy and quite cool with a pretty mix of red, blue and violet-infused aromas nuanced with notes of stone and underbrush that complement the sweet, refined and pure middle weight flavors that possess really lovely mid-palate fat that completely buffers the firm, persistent and elegant finish. I like the subtle spiciness and the length here is seriously impressive. Terrific and recommended.