Intense garnet red.
Sour black cherries, blackberries jam, spicy, tobacco and pepper.
Smooth and elegant, with soft tannins and with a fruity finish.
Wine Spectator 93 points - A spicy base note is layered with creamy flavors of ripe blackberry and boysenberry, kirsch, dark chocolate and smoke in this supple, balanced red, with a touch of balsamic. Features a long finish of rich nut and caramel. Drink now through 2028.—A.N. (Jul 25 2012)