9/10. Berry/cherry fruit forward. Fruit holds through lingering finish, riding on subtle toasted oak. Cinnamon, pepper. Full bodied, well balanced.
8/10. Lucious fruit from front to back. Balanced and light but with some substance. Vanilla/oak well integrated with fruit. Long finish.
8/10. Fresh blackberry. Fruit forward without being overly assertive.
7/10. Blackberry, chocolate. Balanced, long finish.
6/10. Fruit forward cherry brightened with acidity. Light and refreshing. In the sytle of a grenache/syrah//tempanillo blend. Why drink Pinot in the Summer when you could drink this?
5/10. Smoke. Leather. A little rough. Blackberry forward. Not a memorable finish.
5/10. Black pepper. Cinnamon. Tobacco/oaky. A little harsh. But it's growing on me.
5/10. Earthy, almost funky nose. Red cherry up front. Fast fade. Black tea. A little thin.
2/10. Out of balance. Thin plum fruit quickly overwhelmed by alcohol and tannins. Spicy/peppery, mineral, tobacco.
2/10. Thin, acidic, harsh, oaky/tobacco on the back end. Unbalanced.