Bouquet of sweet and sour cherries, saddle leather, herbs and spice, light and fruity.
Bouquet is rich, intense and complex with notes of black cherry and spice. On the palate, it is full-bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors complimenting a backbone of tannin. 92 Points (Wine Spectator) #31 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012
Opens with aromas that recall moist underbrush, grilled sage, menthol and a whiff of cellar floor. Offers raw red cherry, oak and a hint of star anise alongside stinging acidity and astringent tannins that leave a raspy finish.
Pronounced cherry and violet fruit with tobacco, cedar and spicy leather on the nose. 89 Points (Robert Parker)