In the perfect drinking window right now. For a ripe vintage this wine is impeccably balanced. The elevation must have helped keep the ripening in check. The color was a youthful dark red core with red edges. The nose was bing cherry, plum, blackberry, and loam. The palate was full bodied, concentrated but light on its feet. Bing cherry, cassis, and plum took center stage on the palate as mocha flavors weave in with the perfectly integrated tannin. The flavors unfurled immediately from the attack, a huge mid-palate through to a long, persistent finish.
True to its appellation, with austerity, firm tannins and a mix of rich and complex herb, earth, dried currant and mineral flavors, gaining length and depth on the finish. Decant. Best from 2008 through 2014. 393 cases made.