Previous Vintage: 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast & 90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Initially, the aromas show fruit-forward tones of black cherry, cranberry sauce and boysenberry syrup. Subtle notes of juniper, cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon come forward after several minutes of airing. On the palate, flavors of blackberry, dried blueberry and black cherry mix with soft undertones of mocha, dark chocolate, marzipan and black pepper. The wine is supple with tremendous complexity and symmetry between fruit, alcohol, tannin and acid. The finish is clean and pure with wonderful structure and balance.