Dark and concentrated, a masculine wine with aromas of wild blackberries, currants, nutmeg, dried herbs and earth. Extracted flavors of wild berries, Asian spice, mocha and forest floor develop throughout the expansive mouth feel. Extracted grape tannins are softened with sweet toasty oak and carry nicely through with vibrant acids in the finish.
"Deep ruby-red. Brooding, pungent nose suggests black raspberry, cherry-cola and Moroccan spices, along with notes of dried rose and black tea. The palate offers flavors of sappy dark berry compote and candied violet, with a building spiciness. Lots going on here! Finishes with solid grip and excellent persistence, the violet and spice notes emphatically repeating. This should be a slow ager. 93(+?) points"
International Wine Cellar
"This beautiful mix of complex flavors shows smoky, toasty oak accents to the ripe plum and raspberry flavors. Deftly balanced, intense and focused, ending with a mouthwatering minerality. Drink now through 2020. 292 cases made."