This is a bit more ripe and a bit less complex than expected. Drink with dry-rub pork ribs. Recommended. 88 points.
This is an absolutely lovely wine, rich but balanced, with complex fruit and a solid backbone. If you find it don't buy just one. Highly Recommended. 94 points.
It has so much to offer, and with a few years downstairs it will all knit together beautifully. Highly recommended on spec, 90 points. DBH
The bottle says 14.5% alcohol. My nose and eyeballs suspect if might be well north of 15%. This is a big wine, with brawny red fruits, a bowl of mixed cherries ranging from barely ripe to nearly black and strawberries to match, fighting it out with blackberries in a ring made of American Oak, refereed by a box of raisins. Sweet dusty tannins abound, but there is enough acid to match. This might settle down and blend together with a few years in the cellar. It is more a stand-alone snack than a food wine, but if you must, match it with a very sloppy cheese steak sandwich. Recommended.