This wine displays a deep ruby color. Blackcurrant, coffee, nutmeg, all spice, forest floor and mulberry aromas entice the nose. This follows through on the palate together with ripe plum, intense blackberry and voluptuous vanillins giving the wine great structure and complexity. A classic vintage!!!
"Smoky, with incense and coffee aromas up front, followed by a focused palate of red currant, crushed plum and boysenberry fruit, all layered with additional cocoa, grilled herb and mineral notes. The long finish lets both the fruit and herb notes linger. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. This is back on the beam after some lighter-weight vintages. Drink now through 2011."