The aromas of Maraschino cherries, roses, sassafras and mocha show an elegance and gracefulness in this vintage. Concerted flavors of cherry jam, wild strawberry, cola and coffee are complemented by the rich extracted grape and oak tannin in the finish. The newer clonal plantings from this ranch have added an immense amount of depth and density to this wine.
"Rich and complex, with tight, dense, loamy earth, raspberry and wild berry fruit that's fresh and vivid. Well-focused and full-bodied, ending with wonderful complexity and intensity. Drink now through 2017. 548 cases made."
"Vivid red. Ethereal, spice-laced aromas of raspberry, dried rose, anise and underbrush. Sweet, sappy and seamless, with pepper and Asian spice elements giving the intense red berry flavors a deceptive lightness of touch. Finishes with spreading breadth, a jolt of bitter cherry and terrific vivacity."
International Wine Cellar