Dark ruby in color with an exotic nose of black cherry, black currants, blackberries, spice edged with cedar. Rich complex, clean and fresh, with fine flavors of black cherry, spicy currants, hinting of spice and mint, with a delightful dusty nuance. The fruity finish is cherry and berry etched. Lush fruit and balanced tannins.
"Tight, tart and compact, but rich in flavor, with crisp, stemmy black cherry and wild-berry flavors. Turns firmly tannic, with an oaky, earthy aftertaste. Needs time. Best from 2004 through 2014."
November 15, 2000