#35 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
The color is black with deep, deep red rim.
Restrained on release, with deep red fruits, dusty cinnamon spice, liquorice and earth. Underneath are subtle notes of smoky cedar and chocolate.
Tight and elegant from the start. Fine red fruits that gently roll through the palate, with earthy cedary notes. The fine tannins and acid support the mid- to late-palate and slowly all of the flavor and structure subsides evenly after a 60 second finish. The 2009 season was a glorious season and this Bella's could be the best to date. Be Patient.