Sight: Intense violet-red color.
Nose: Aromas of ripe plums and blackberries with soft notes of violets.
Mouth: Ripe fruits, prunes, with hints of spice and vanilla provided by the oak. Wine long finish, elegant and balanced.
Winery aging: 24 months
Oak aging: 12 months
Bottle aging: 8 months
Total acidity: 5.58 g/l
Service temperature: 64°F
Home aging: 8 years
To produce an outstanding wine you need exceptional vineyards, the expression and identity of a particular terroir, and the personality of a family fully commited to the results. Only when this factors combine in harmony, are superlative wines produced.
Stephen Tanzer (2009) 88
Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) (2009) 89