Dark garnet color and brilliantly clear. Aromas of crushed dark cherries mingled with truffles, cedar, sage and bramble waft from the glass. This wine is brooding and meaty. The palate opens with a richness and lush concentration of black cherry and plum meat, then narrows into a channel of ripe tannins, with subtle hints of bakers chocolate. Modest acidity supports the wine in a wide outpouring of lingering red cherries, strawberries, and a touch of stone fruit. Lovely complexity. Drink now though 2013.
"Elegant, refined and beautifully focused, its raspberry, cherry, peach and floral flavors aimed like a laser through a curtain of fine tannins, dancing on the long finish. Drink now through 2018. 1,727 cases made."