The palate is huge, with fresh and dried black cherries, blueberries, espresso, unsweetened chocolate, and cloves. Tannins are powerful and smooth, mouth feel big and meaty. Drink with well-marbled ribeye to tame the big tannins and let the fruit flow. Very Highly Recommended. 95 points.
Fruit takes the lead in this restrained, refined wine. Drink with rack of lamb. Highly Recommended. 90 points.
Loads of flavors explode, starting with black currant and boysenberry, then black cherry, with vanilla, unsweetened cocoa, tar, and nutmeg. Drink with well-marbled ribeye. Highly Recommended. 92 points.
This is a big, strapping adolescent of a wine, vibrating with energy and power, but needing a few more years to reach maturity. Drink with steak au poivre. Highly Recommended. 92 points.
This is a big, fruity, complex young wine that will put all the pieces together with some time in the cellar. Drink with patience, and a nice steak. Highly Recommended. 92 points.
This is a big, round, fruit-forward, crowd-pleasing mouthful of wine. Drink with medallions of beef. Highly Recommended. 92 points.