Plum, blackberry and cherry aromas with subtle hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a licorice and fruit aftertaste. New winery for me and very well done. Best after 2008. 500 cases made. —James Suckling
Creamy mocha-laced oak is wrapped loosely around a spicy core of currant, root beer and black cherry fruit, turning elegant and ending with firm, ripe tannins. Drink now through 2010. 251 cases made. —James Laube
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