Offers aromas of herbs, incense, charcoal, black currants and cherries. An elegant, mid-weight wine with sweet tannins as well as an attractive, open knit personality. 89 Points ( Wine Advocate)
Dark, dense and very closed now, has a tremendous core of crushed plum, linzer torte and blackberry confiture waiting in reserve. Ample signed cedar and mesquite, warm paving stone and black tea notes lurk in the background and glide through the finish. 96 Points (Wine Spectator) #8 Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2013
Ripe plum sauce, braised fig and currant paste notes of the vintage matched with hoisin sauce, brick dust and grilled beef notes. Long finish drips with fruit, framed by a wild edge. 95 Points (Wine Spectator)
A dark, lightly chewy style, with roasted mesquite and dark licorice notes leading the way for a powerful core of black Mission fig, blackberry preserve, Turkish coffee and bittersweet cocoa notes. There is a flash of truffle on the finish. 92 Points (Wine Spectator)
Lovely bouquet of magnolias, honesuckle, lanolin, pineapple, cherimoya and Seville orange. Mouth filling, pure, precise flavors of exotic citrus, passionfruit, dried pineapple, yellow spices and stony minerality linger on the long finish supported by vibrant acidity.
The core of cherry and red currant fruit held in check by a mix of lightly firm sandalwood, spice, licorice root and warm stone flavors. Mulled fig and cocoa notes check in on the grippy finish. 92 Points (Wine Spectator)
Ruby-red. Blackberry and cassis on the nose, with a complex set of earth, herb and floral adding complexity. Deep and sweet, with bitter cherry and candied licorice flavors with youthfully firm tannins but no hardness. 96 Points (Wine Spectator)