#17 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012
Elegance and charm characterize this wine: warm, velvety, with aromas of flowers and berries that blend with aromas of chocolate and spices. The wine is graceful, delicate and persuasive. The color is ruby red with garnet and the year is taking on a slightly orange.
"This concentrated, well-toned red is packed with cherry, plum, soy and spice aromas and flavors. Round and balanced, with a sweet berry and mineral aftertaste. Really builds nicely, gaining elegance and intensity. The fine aftertaste of cherry, tobacco and woodsy notes lingers. Best from 2014 through 2027."