Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006!
The color is bold, moving into dusk-purple. The nose is
a perfume of violets, black plums and smoked mushroom.
Flavors of ripe cherry and black berry fruit flood the mouth,
with forest floor and root spices. The palate is elegant and
velvety, giving the wine a warming yet clean feel, carrying
intense flavors into a seamless, lingering finish.
Food matches: Game, lamb or savory vegetarian dishes
"Lithe and distinctive, with a definite minerality and a touch of loamy earth to the ripe cherry and currant flavors, lingering beautifully on the generous finish. Tannins are well-submerged and its sense of delicacy is welcome. Drink now through 2011."