($65) Saturated red. Captivating, nuanced aromas of black raspberry, Asian spices, cocoa powder and potpourri. Silky and sweet on entry, then brilliantly vibrant and delineated in the middle, with explosive floral pastille and mineral qualities lifting the flavors of crushed red and dark berries and blood orange. The wine's pungent minerality gives it a weightless impression and extends the long, juicy finish. You could drink this now but it really deserves another five years of patience.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: May/June 2010
Burghound | Rating: 89
A complex and notably ripe yet agreeably fresh nose of cassis, violet and black cherry aromas introduces round, concentrated and textured medium-bodied flavors that really coat the palate with extract on the plumy and warm finish that is impressively long. This is a big wine without being particularly structured and like the Goldridge, the warmth will bother some but the complexity is noteworthy.