The Color is dark and deep red. The aroma has notes of complex currant, plum. wild berry, and spice with a touch of vanilla and mocha for dimension. The taste is medium bodied with black-cherry flavors, followed by bittersweet chocolate and spice. Complexity develops out of its firm, quiet and supple coure.
"Thick and dark at every check point, starting with the wine's minty, herbal, black fruit aromas and descending through a rich, meaty palate toward toasty blackberry and black plum flavors. Spicy, woody and herbal on the finish. A modern, polished, oaky Merlot."
"Lurid violet. Sexy dark berries and cherry-cola on the nose, along with hints of anise and woodsmoke coming up with air. Deep, chewy and weighty but surprisingly fresh, offering spicy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of dark chocolate. Coats the palate nicely and finishes with lingering spiciness, good clarity and tangy cut."
International Wine Cellar