Aromas of raspberry and strawberry jam combined with toast and baking spices. The palate is full, dense and viscous. Black raspberry and strawberry-rhubarb pie mingle with licorice, kirsch and tobacco; and are expressed throughout the sustained, balanced and rich finish.
91 points, Wine Enthusiast (March 1, 2013): "...this has thick fruit, yet it offers a silky counterpoint to the meatiness lurking in the background. With tart cherry and dark plum flavors, the wine has depth and finishes long and clean."
91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Feb. 2013): "...Richer and riper...this one is full and somewhat fleshy in mouthfeel and a touch more direct in its construction..."
90 points, Wine Spectator (May 31, 2013): " Exhibits pure, rich layers of blackberry and wild berry, floral and spice notes, with touches of black licorice and cedar. Gains on the finish."
Drink now or hold up to 2020. Just 286 cases made.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.