90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
Good bright deep red. Musky wild blueberry, dark raspberry and smoked meat on the nose. Concentrated and sweet, with noteworthy intensity and a touch of youthful reduction to the briary dark berry, mocha and soil flavors. Has very good density and texture. The long finish combines thickness and sappy lift.
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