Lurid red. Highly expressive, spice- and mineral-tinged red/blue fruit and floral aromas show outstanding clarity and hints of licorice. Earthy sassafras emerges with aeration. Juicy, seamless and appealingly sweet, offering palate-staining black raspberry and cherry liqueur flavors that deepen steadily and pick up a sexy floral pastille nuance on the back half. Fine-grained tannins build slowly and frame an impressively persistent finish that leaves behind suave violet pastille and red fruit preserve notes. This wine's blend of power and delicacy is fabulous.
94 Pts Josh Raynolds (2016 Vintage)