Big framed, inky dark, dense and concentrated, supporting huge amounts of blackberry, black cherry, exotic spice, graphite and mineral infused aromatics so intense, so rich, they slowly ooze from the glass.
93 points, Wine Spectator (May 31, 2012): “Big yet balanced, with dense, intense dried dark berry, cedar, mineral and graphite notes…”
91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide: “... big, juicy, very deep wine with substance to spare. While it is quite ripe in tone and betrays a touch of finishing heat, it pulls back from the brink of being too much...we like its swagger and its boldly varietal stance and are certain that very good things lie ahead..."
A mere 100 cases were produced. Drink now or hold up to 2032. Pair with Buffalo, roast beef, lamb, venison or other wild game.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.