Opulent aromas of dark berries, fruit cake with brambles, raisins and savory spices. Powerful, full-bodied style with loads of ripe, dried fruit flavors, spicy acidity and a long integrated finish. Drink over the next few years.
The 2004 vintage was a longer season than usual with cool conditions during ripening— the coolest January in 12 years. The winter of 2003 produced excellent rains locally giving even budburst and healthy vine canopies from verasion to harvest. As a result aromas and flavors were full and generous.