Bright ruby-red. Cassis, black cherry, tar and licorice on the nose. Supple and minty on entry, then a bit tough in the middle, with modest complexity. Doesn't quite capture the potential sweetness of the vintage. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and a medicinal quality.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/Jun 08
Wine Spectator | Rating: 82
Though rich and extracted, this tastes earthy and funky, with a medicinal, leathery edge that gives it a dry taste. 1,730 cases made.