Wine Spectator Review:
Very bright and fresh, with delicious plum, blueberry and crushed cherry fruit flavors mingling with spice cake, black tea and incense notes. The finish is long and supple. Drink now through 2013. 425 cases made. Wine Spectator
Glass-staining purple. Seductive aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola, minerals, violet and exotic smoky peat. Showing a riper side and more depth than it did from barrel, with palate-coating red and dark berry compote flavors and hints of candied flowers and licorice. Very rich but surprisingly lithe, with excellent finishing breadth and sweet persistence. Already showing a lot of complexity but I'd hold off on opening this one for at least another five years.