Rich and spiced, with exuberant black cherry, violet, blackberry, licorice and star anise notes. Lightly grippy and balanced, with a bright finish. Drink now through 2015. 20,000 cases made.
89 Points Wine Spectator
Deep ruby. Intensely perfumed aromas of cherry compote, blackberry and potpourri. Juicy, penetrating and energetic on the palate, offering sweet dark berry and floral pastille flavors that deftly blend richness and vivacity. Closes with a building mineral quality and smooth, even tannins that add shape and grip to the wine’s extroverted fruit
The particular terroir (mainly clay and manganese), and the age of their vines (25 to 33 years-old) account for the richness of their wine. It has a deep blackcurrant color with a hint of purple, a restrained nose of crиme de cassis, a rich, full mouth with aromas of cassis, black cherries, and a nutty character, and finishes with zesty acidity. This is a wine that ages gracefully and takes on the aromatic character of a Pinot Noir.
Firm tannins and its dark plum and blackberry fruits all point to a structured wine that has aging potential. It is ripe, with black cherry and spice notes that are balanced with acidity. Keep for one year.
90 Points Wine Enthusiast