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A delicate perfume of violets, sandalwood and French plums yields to flavors of ripe black raspberries and Ethiopian coffee. The finish is long, with firm tannins that promise a long life in the cellar.
93 points, Connoisseurs' Series (Nov.12): "...this deep and very expressive Syrah tempers its commendable richness with lots of youthful energy and keeps its sights set on very keen Syrah fruit..."
92 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Nov/Dec.12): "Full ruby-red. Blackberry, bitter chocolate, licorice, crushed stone and mint on the nose, along with a smoky, peppery minerality. Dense and vibrant, with black raspberry, smoke and violet flavors carried by a firm spine of minerals and acidity..."
Just 605 cases made.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.