This red is broad, yet vivid and focused, featuring violet, black currant, blueberry, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors. A swath of dense tannins lends support as this plays out on the long aftertaste. Distinctive and complex. Drink now through 2036. 1,100 cases made, 400 cases imported.
95 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Aug 2020)
Lots of ripe fruit, showing the ripeness yet balance of the vintage. It’s full-bodied with round, rich fruit and a flavorful finish. Chocolate and dried fruit with figs. Extremely long and delicious. Drink or hold.
94 points, James Suckling (Jul 2020)
This has a rather shy nose but eventually reveals black plum, underbrush, pressed violet and exotic spice aromas. The full-bodied, enveloping palate offers dried Marasca cherry, brandied prune and star anise flavors framed by fine-grained tannins. Drink 2020–2025.
93 points, James Suckling (Jul 2018)