Dark ruby red. On the nose a complex mix of dark and dense berry fruits, chocolate hazelnut cream, coffee beans, vanilla, red plum, and baking spices along with hints of strawberry, wild field herbs, tobacco and roasted meats. Bold and intense on the palate, with blackberry cobbler, creme de cassis, toasted hazelnut, chocolate and toffee balanced with dark berry fruits, licorice, and hints of cardamom. A full-bodied, complex wine with layers of concentrated black fruit and excellent balance. The wine's breadth and structure is complemented by a supple, velvety mouthfeel, with fine-grained tannins. The finish is long and satisfying.
Wine SpectatorExhibits an alluring mix of cherry, herb, anise and cedar flavors, but what stands out is the textural polish and nuance. Notes of chocolate-covered coffee bean show in the mix. Drink now through 2030. 325 cases made.