Deep magenta. Pungent red and blue fruit preserve scents, along with hints of vanilla, mocha and baking spices. Juicy and slow to unfold, offering cherry cola, boysenberry and espresso flavors that turn sweeter as the wine stretches out. Shows very good energy and spicy thrust on a long, gently tannic finish that leaves cherry pit and cola notes behind. 40% new French oak

Josh Raynolds - (92)