The 1997 vintage of this wine was ranked #3 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2002
Intense ruby red in color with garnet reflections. Aromas of violets and vanilla, with hints of licorice. Velvety palate, with tart-cherry flavors and traces of spice. Well structured with supple tannins, superb concentration, and good acidity. Persistent finish.