Inky ruby. Mineral- and smoke-accented cherry, boysenberry and pipe tobacco scents show excellent focus, picking up suggestions of allspice and licorice with air. Pliant, deeply concentrated dark fruit preserve flavors show excellent clarity and vivacity, and a touch of bitter chocolate emerges as the wine opens up. Finishes bright, spicy and extremely long, offering silky tannins and lingering touches of sweet blue fruit and licorice pastille.
Josh Raynolds, February 2017
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