Tasting Notes

Bright medium-dark red. More cherry than raspberry on the nose, with complicating notes of brown spices, menthol, crushed rock and white pepper. Silky but taut and energetic, with sappy saline minerality giving tension to the middle palate. The wine's nervy stony quality is nicely buffered by its subtly sweet red fruits. This pure, penetrating wine offers noteworthy finesse. Stephen Tanzer