Inky ruby. Captivating aromas of strawberry, violet, graphite and sexy new oak. Enters very smooth, offering a beautifully tactile mouth feel and flavors of very ripe plum and red cherry complicated by sandalwood and cinnamon. An in-your-face yet serious style of wine that will be perfect for short-term drinking. The long finish is a bit warm and saline.
Zesty but a little dry on the finish at the moment. Well structured, gentle damson fruit fills out the middle. Middle of the road. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025
Robert Parker 85
Wood spice, roasted herbs and black currants are present in this solidly made, supple blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017