(from a sandstone knoll owned by Milla Handley): Moderately saturated medium red. Bright aromas of raspberry, currant, orange peel and licorice, plus a whiff of cherry liqueur. Supple, dusty and uncompromisingly dry, with slightly jammy cherry and plum flavors. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins. Lemon destemmed this fruit 100% as the stems don't ripen as well here; and the wine always has a high pH, he adds.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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