Black cherry, forest floor, earth and mineral aromas dominate the nose completely in this vintage. Concentrated flavors of cherries, raspberry, and cola, are complemented by the rich extracted grape and oak tannin in the finish. This is a fleshy wine with much more complexity than past vintages, and one that should age quite well.
"Deep red. Sexy aromas of raspberry, blackberry, cola, minerals and incense. Wonderfully precise and vibrant, with terrific cut to its intense flavors of red berry preserves and candied rose. Still youthfully tight and bound-up but gains flesh with air. Slightly rounder on the back end, finishing with excellent grip and chewy persistence. This could use some bottle age."
International Wine Cellar