ITEM 8093356 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery
Beautiful notes of blue fruits, kirsch, crushed violets, and white pepper all dominate the bouquet. Rich, medium to full-bodied, with good concentration, it has a silky, elegant texture, fine tannins, and a great finish.
...dried violets, chocolate, olive, cured meats, woodsmoke and peppercorn with baked blackberries, black cherries, red fruit sparks, iron and exotic spices...medium to full-bodied and offers loads and loads of flavor layers...firm, chewy tannins and great freshness on the long, mineral-driven finish.
Pairs subtle power with polish, offering expressive blackberry, smoked meat and minerally white pepper accents that build tension toward refined tannins.
Mike Smith has chosen to pick this fruit at a level of ripeness that conveys freshness, aromatic intensity and purity, all of which complement the natural richness of the vineyard beautifully...a wine of real personality and character.