"An expansive bouquet displays mineral-accented black/blue fruit and floral scents that pick up olive paste, smoky bacon and exotic spice nuances with air. In a concentrated yet lively style, offering appealingly sweet cherry, boysenberry, licorice and candied violet flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows outstanding clarity and mineral cut on a wonderfully long, floral-driven finish shaped by fine-grained, steadily building tannins." -Vinous
"Tasting the finished blend from tank just before bottling, this is rounded, perfumed and measured; a rich, fresh and sunny style of vintage, with a salty finish."