The wine is very dark, almost black. Even with a light behind it it is opaque in the center, royal purple around the edges. The nose shows fresh blackberry with coconut and vanilla lingering in the background. ...
It shines as a first course wine with deep, pleasing fruit. Highly Recommended (90-92).
Even after more than forty years as a winegrower, Stuart (Stu) Smith still finds his happiness in the vineyards. “There is just something to playing with a product in the dirt, and then having it at dinner,” he gushes
This has great cellar potential, but if you can't wait, pair it with a well-marbled strip or ribeye. Very Highly Recommended (95-97).
Tannins have some raw power, which should integrate with a few years in the cellar. Drink with New York strip. Recommended (88-90).