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.
The wine is off dry, with apples ranging from Granny Smith tart to Honeycrisp sweet. This is polished and lively. Drink with spicy twice-cooked pork. Recommended. 89 points.