Nearing maturity, with
lovely suppleness to ripe blackberry, Chanterelle mushroom and dried herb
undertones. There’s excellent depth of flavor in the midpalate and polished tannins
that tighten up in the mineral-tinged finish. This has a smooth mouthfeel that
stands gracefully on its own and the structure to beautifully complement food
(dry aged beef will be ideal). Drinks pretty well now but will benefit from
another year or two in the cellar and will hold strong through at least 2022.
91 points Stephen
Tanzer: "Bright ruby-red. Wild, inviting aromas of blackcurrant,
blueberry, pepper, spices and game. Sweet but not particularly fleshy, offering
a juicy character to the flavors of crushed berries, pepper and spices. Nicely
suave cabernet with a firm edge of acidity and ripe, building tannins."
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