Appearance: The wine exhibits a deep garnet color and an intense robe. Its dense tears color the glass.
In the nose: fine, complex, deep and intense on the the nose, with aromas of flowers, violets, red berries, liquorice and sweet spices along with mineral notes and truffles.
On the palate: meaty and powerful while smooth and velvety, with sweet, balanced tannins, the wine unfolds to reveal a harmonized integration of fruit and wood, with the latter prevailing. Fruit finish: berries, red liquorice.
Wine Spectator 91 points - This maturing red offers harmonious flavors of dried cherry, raisin, cedar and tobacco, with notes of spice and tea. Medium-bodied and well-balanced, featuring light, firm tannins and a spicy finish marked by orange peel and smoke notes. Drink now through 2015. 125 cases made.-TM
(Nov 30 2010)