Bright ruby. Very ripe aromas of blackberry, violet and spices, plus a whiff of celery seed. Dense, lush and sweet, with complex notes of minerals, tobacco and bitter chocolate. The chewy, ripe tannins arrive late and are nicely supported by the wine's material. Lots of potential here.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94
Dense and concentrated, with ripe dark fruit, this red evokes black cherry, plum and iron, with vibrant acidity and firm tannins. Everything is there, just needs time to come together. Has a long, long aftertaste of fruit and mineral.