(aged in a 50/50 blend of French and American oak): Saturated ruby. Black raspberry, cherry-cola, vanilla and floral pastilles on the fragrant nose. Balances richness off finesse on the palate, displaying densely packed dark berry flavors and a sexy lavender pastille nuance. Lively acidity provides lift and cut to the gently tannic finish, which leaves a sweet dark berry liqueur note behind.
Josh nailed it....again
By tgoodwin, August 27, 2013
Bargain, ready to drink but no rush as ample tannins and acids in support of rather concentrated stuffing should keep things interesting for awhile