This wine is dark and rich with background notes of black cherry and green pepper. Fine, soft tannins and subtle oak contribute well-balanced roundness, and the finish lingers considerably longer than you might expect. If Cabernet is California's luxury wine, this one is arguably the best bargain going.
This is a beauty - deep ruby colored, with lots of berry fruit, tobacco leaf, and licorice as well as hints of mint and kirsch. A super introduction to the southern Rhone, this beauty should drink well for another 3-4 years.
84-86 Points Wine Advocate
Vivid ruby. Complex aromas of red and dark berries, Indian spices and violet, with slow-building smokiness. Taut and focused on the palate, offering lively bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors that pick up weight with air. Juicy and nicely concentrated Cotes du Rhone with strong finishing punch and lingering spiciness.