93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009
($49) Vivid red. Vibrant strawberry and raspberry aromas are deepened by cherry and anise notes. Lively and precise on the palate, with a silky texture to the pure red fruit flavors and a sexy candied rose quality. Richer dark berry flavors arrive on the energetic, sappy finish and linger impressively. These vines are farmed by the Anthill crew. (JR)
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