A crimson core that when tilted will dye the glass with a beautiful shades of violets. The nose is presented with a garland of winter spices, and dried sage. The spices are followed by tremendously ripe raspberries that are balanced with dark fruit driven by fresh Marion berry. The poise of acidity and fruit make for a seamless first taste. The palate is filled with a soft almost chocolate mousse affect and the aroma of pure raspberry extract confirms the ripeness of the grapes.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
"A snapshot of earthy white pepper with a raspberry core sets off this dense, intense violet muse. Its linear, extracted body is more structure than splash, but what zooms into focus is tremendous clarity of character."
"Inky ruby. Intense aromas and flavors of bitter cherry, cassis, cured tobacco and candied flowers. Taut and spicy, with excellent clarity and structure but no rough edges. A youthful, focused wine that finishes with impressive thrust and resonating spiciness. Definitely give this wine some cellar time.
International Wine Cellar