Richly flavored and finely structured with sweet cassis fruit flavors and vanilla oak in the background. This wine will reward cellaring for 3 to 5 years and should drink well over the next decade. It is a perfect match with all red meat dishes and most cheeses.
"Deep red. Pungent, floral, spicy nose exudes strong aromas of blackberry, bitter cherry, beef jerky and musky underbrush. Sweet oak spice and floral pastilles accent intense redcurrant and cherry flavors, with suggestions of earthy tobacco and succulent herbs. Finishes with deeper, darker blackcurrant and plum flavors and well-managed, silky tannins. Offers impressive complexity for the money."
-International Wine Cellar