"Much riper in this vintage than the typical Dickerson bottling has been but deeper because of it, the wine smells of concentrated berries with a slight dried fruit quality and also picks up a loamy soil complexity, hints of sarsaparilla and a creamy oak overlay. It comes equipped with an extra measure of fullness on the palate and flirts with a late harvest notes but never gives in thus insuring that it will work with savory meats. It is more intense than the Teldeschi bottling but less classic."
"Ruby-red. Spicy aromas of red berries, cherry, cracked pepper, mace and violet. Fresh and clean, with energetic red fruit flavors braced by zesty minerality. Picks up dusty tannins with air and finishes with very good grip and energy."
-International Wine Cellar 91-93
"Dense garnet hue. Powerful aromas of blackberry, raspberry and cedar box. Tart, creamy cranberry fruit with spicy pepper and supporting tannins. Drying on the close with spicy cedar and eucalyptus accents." 90 Points
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