A deep yet bright crimson color with black inflections. Moderately aromatic nose of Italian bitters, like Campari and Averna, mixed with morello cherries. Chocolate croissant and hot chocolate notes from oak blend in well. Licorice, gun powder and forest floor accent the palate, where generous alcohol surfaces. Moderate acidity and slightly chunky tannins offer structure to this full-bodied wine. Enjoy in its youth; drink over the next two years.
— Published (7/24/2012)