Assertive black/blue fruit, olive paste and floral aromas are complemented by peppery spice and mineral notes that emerge with aeration. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering sweet boysenberry, cassis and fruitcake flavors sharpened by a vein of juicy acidity. A smoky mineral nuance appears on the impressively long, blue-fruit-dominated finish, where well-knit tannins provide shape and closing grip. 60% whole clusters.

Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media ((92-94))