Tasting Notes

Good full red. Initially subdued, tight nose exploded with aeration to reveal raspberry, dark cherry, celery seed and blood orange. Densely packed, juicy and sappy, conveying a strong impression of energy to the lightly saline flavors of red fruits, spices, game, earth and leather. Finishes very long, with serious but sweet tannins and outstanding lift. Not a fleshpot but beautifully balanced for aging. A great vintage for this cuvee. Stephen Tanzer