This wine offers fresh, red fruit notes, including raspberries and cherries, with subtle touches of sweet spices, cinnamon and clove, from barrel aging like. On the palate, the wine is firm yet smooth, with tannins that add structure and volume in the mouth. The wine has ripe, sweet, spicy flavors, with soft notes of leather, tobacco and cedar on the long and elegant finish.
"Dense, layered, thick fruit; very concentrated, intense, and lengthy; cellar for 2-3 years."
The Wine Advocate
"While the fruit flavors have ripened toward licorice and chocolate, on the whole this is a flavorful, well-balanced wine. The tannins contain it, feeling tense and fine. A cabernet for the winter, with a beef stew."
Wine & Spirits