92 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
(50% whole clusters, 20% new oak): Light, bright red. Pure, vibrant aromas of raspberry, candied cherry and rose, with slow-mounting spiciness. A lithe, juicy midweight that offers sweet red fruit and floral pastille flavors and shows no rough edges. Very suave and precise on the finish, with the spice note repeating.
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