Wine Spectator, November 15, 2013
"A supple, graceful, understated offering of spicy currant, dried herb, sage, and cedar flavors. Very complete and elegant, ending with black licorice notes and firming tannins."
The Tasting Pannel, July 2013
"Bright and juicy with tangy acidity and lush black cherry and blueberry; deep, complex and showing toasty oak and spice; long and balanced."
Appearance: Dark Garnet
Aromas: Intense, complex, and layered notes of dark ripe blackberry, dark cherry, earthy forest mineral, and toasty oak finished by subtle undercurrents of tobacco, chocolate, sage, and coffee.
Flavors: This full-bodied wine is bursting with flavors of cassis and currant, which soften into supple, yet textured, layers of dark cherry, peppercorns, and tobacco. A long finish carries subtle hints of violet, vanilla, and chocolate.