($42) Inky ruby. Smoky blackcurrant, cocoa powder, black olive, licorice and violet on the nose. Succulent, ripe and sappy, with alluring sweetness deftly balanced by zesty but integrated acidity. Deep and rich in dark fruit flavor but without any suggestion of heaviness. Finishes long and chewy, with firm but sweet tannins.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: May/June 2010
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88
Marked by dill, jalapeA?Año pepper, dried berry and mineral flavors, this is trim yet full-bodied, complex and tight, ending with chewy tannins. Not as complex or forthcoming as the |Co-fermented| bottling. Best from 2011 through 2017. 50 cases made.