This medium- to full-bodied red is flashy, offering a richly aromatic overtone of ground cardamom and cumin, eucalyptus and fennel seed notes, layered with flavors of baked blackberry, fig cake and toasty smoke. Well-balanced, with a chewy finish. Drink now through 2024. 20,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.
89 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Jun 2019)
This ripasso aged in tonneaux (30 percent new) for a year, gaining a polished texture and dark spice notes that complement the wine’s lush black-cherry flavors. Notes of tobacco and mint add complexity. It’s a robust style that calls for braised or smoked meats.
88 points, Wine & Spirits (Feb 2019)