A beefy style, with a core of cherry, sweet oak and spice flavors tempered by aggressive tannins. Remains long and ends with an impression of sweetness.
Beams of supporting tannin give the 2013 its energetic, vibrant feel. That said, there is more than enough depth in the fruit to balance out the wine's structural elements...rush of black cherry, plum, mocha and licorice builds as this potent
Aromas of cedar, dark berry and moist earth lead the nose. On the full-bodied palate, fine-grained assertive tannins frame raspberry jam, licorice, espresso and black pepper.
Firm red fruit with the merest hint of oak. Supple cherry fruit filling out the palate and with muscular, slightly astringent tannins on the finish...