(95 Points) Roasted meat, preserved plum and smoke aromas make for a pleasantly rugged nose on this bottling, which includes 9% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. The palate is rugged and rich as well, with teriyaki, baked black plum and smoked meat flavors, with acid washing into the finish. —Matt Kettmann Wine Enthusiast
Winery Notes Full-bodied with ripe black cherry and black currant fruit complemented with baking spice and oak notes on entry. Sustained fruit and spice are joined by savory autumn leaf, cedar, and leather on the midpalate with mouth-filling, fine tannins that lead into a long, complex, and balanced finish with attractive fruit, spice, cedar, and subtle camphor notes.