This wine has a slightly hazy, deep, rusty red core. Its aromas are somewhat muted but hint at dark berry fruit. The nose also shows touches of evergreen and damp earth. The clean palate shows medium fruit concentration, with plenty of dark cherry and no evident new oak flavors. It’s a medium-weight wine, with moderate alcohol, gentle but structured tannins and pronounced acidity. These final two factors make it a wine best served with heartier fare. Drink now–2017.
— Published (8/4/2014)