Whiffs of raspberries, blackberries, ripe black Bing cherries – reminiscent of a stovetop reduction of fruit cheesecake topping. Incredible purity of fruit.
Wine just makes me smile when it hits the palate as it is so loaded with glycerin and a gentle power. Fruit is SO present, yet SO restrained. Ripe and lovely. All wound up in a perfectly balanced package of fruit, acid, tannin, plushness, power, and length.
20 years from now I would not be surprised if I looked back at this wine as the finest achievement of my career due to its sheer longevity of drinking pleasure. We are proud to have achieved a perfect 100 point score for this wine, awarded by The Wine Advocate.
Very dark wine. Compared to the beautiful 2010 Cabernet, this has an even more floral-dominated and very ethereal aromatic nose.