This flashy, richly textured, round wine ends with a boatload of sweet, fleshy, black cherries and cocoa powder.
4 stars, Decanter Magazine (out of 5) (Nov. 2011): “Berry leaf, kirsch liqueur, spice and savoury aromas. Very expressive version of Cabernet purity with rounded, ripe tannins and good acidity. Has a long minerally finish, great energy, drive and persistence. Classy.”
94 points, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider (Feb. 2011): “…flashy, richly textured, round wine …”
91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Apr.12): “...deep and defined Cabernet fruit is close behind and gradually takes the reins. Fully ripe and very well-balanced, the wine is weighty without being heavy..."
90+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (May/June 2011): “…Blackberry, black raspberry, licorice, flowers and sexy oak spices on the nose. Juicy and penetrating in the mouth, with terrific verve and a brisk acid impression to the flavors of cranberry, cassis, bitter chocolate and licorice...”
Just 500 cases were made.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.