(a blend of 43% merlot, 38% cabernet sauvignon, 17% cabernet franc and 2% malbec): Good deep red. Musky, wild aromas of raspberry and flowers. Sweet and suave on entry, then a bit edgy in the middle, showing moderate flesh but very good juicy intensity to its red berry fruit. Best today on the long, smoky, fine-grained finish. A very good vintage for this idiosyncratic wine.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91
Firm in texture, with juicy blackberry and cherry fruit pushing through a layer of fine tannins and extending expressively onto the finish. Displays a pleasant sense of tension. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.