"Has a gorgeous perfume, showing warm cherry confiture, sandalwood and spice notes that are thoroughly beguiling, leading to silky layers of cherry and currant fruit and roasted vanilla, iron and floral notes that ride through on the palate. There's also impressive grip, though it's very subtle. Made from a blend of parcels, and a mix of French and American oak barrels. Best from 2008 through 2018. 100 cases imported. - JM"
"Bright red. Highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, wild strawberry and cracked pepper overlaid with a strong note of dried violet. Mineral-accented red fruit flavors are bright and fresh; a light dusting of tannins provides structure. The clean, brisk finish is sweet and long. One could drink this suave wine right now." -91 Points - Josh Raynolds - International Wine Cellars