The aromas are perfect with black olives, blueberries, fresh mushrooms, rose petals and mint undertones, all following through to a full-bodied palate. Round yet tightly grained tannins and an incredibly persistent finish. Gorgeous.
... A candidate for perfection, the wine has notes of fruitcake, licorice, black truffle, forest floor, spring flowers, and black fruits that literally soar from the glass and continue across the palate with a cascade of earthly delights...magnificent, almost chillingly perfect wine...
...flamboyant, mineral-laced bouquet of black and blue fruits, forest floor, camphor, chocolate, and exotic flowers...great, great intensity, beautiful purity of fruit...savory, mineral-driven character...enough tannins...
... Plush fruit and silky tannins push the black plum and blackberry fruit forward. Deep and resonant on the palate...exudes class from start to finish... Hints of lavender and spice meld into the pliant, inviting finish.
A big version, with broad-shouldered currant and fig paste notes, wrapped in tar and roasted mesquite accents. The finish rumbles through, revealing espresso cream and licorice root details. Offers a gorgeous mouthfeel and a creamy edge that drapes over the warm earth, tobacco and alder elements at the end.
Formally Abreu Howell Mountain