This was lovely. Full, supple, plenty of fruit, still nice tannic structure. Black berry fruits, some nice cherry notes, a bit of leather. Long lasting. Perfect with steak.
I do not think that this is getting any better, but certainly has several years left.
Author Daniel BSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 08/01/2005Drink Dates 2010-2014
A deep red hue with some brownish tinges and thin but substantially colored legs. Very full and immediately pleasing aromas of roasted herbs, chocolate, earth, iodine, game, and baked cherry. Perfectly balanced with a considerable depth of richness and fine acidity. Excellent length. Substantial tannins but they are smooth and layered. A blend of 41% Merlot, 39% Cabernet, 16% Malbec, and 4% Franc that was raised in French oak barrels (19% new). A very impressive first effort from this new producer.