This wine has a deep black core with a small ruby rim. The nose is incredibly reticent, especially with regard to its fruit character. It does, however, offer serious minerality and brooding asphalt notes. The palate has a liqueur-like texture without being unpleasantly heavy or clinging, thanks to the round yet faintly drying tannins and bright acidity. Mocha and sweet spice point to some new oak aging. With time and air, black plum, blueberry and boysenberry emerge. This is a wine that works well as an apéritif as well as with food. Drink now through 2017.
— Published (8/4/2014)