Deep purple color to the edge. Fine purple and red fruit aromas with plenty of cut. Slightly closed from the early days of primary fruit opulence. Fine, slick approach on the palate with excellent intensity and subtle layers of purple and red fruit.
Excellent structure and balance, arguing for at least a decade of graceful aging. Drink now with winter fare (great with meats, stews and cheese), but make sure to set a few bottles aside for 2011 and beyond